Authorities released the name of the Chula Vista Police officer who fatally shot a man in a Chula Vista Walmart parking lot last week.
Officer Alfonso Perdomo, who has been employed by the CVPD for approximately five years and works as a canine handler, was the lawman who fatally shot 32-year-old Bradley Munroe, a resident of Chula Vista, according to authorities.
The shooting happened the evening of Dec. 18 after officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Broadway to multiple calls regarding a woman being hit by the man police fatally shot.
Officer Perdomo arrived at the scene and located the suspect next t o a parked pickup in the parking lot, police reported.
As the officer made contact, he noticed the man had a knife, then began to give Munroe commands to drop it, but Munroe instead climbed into the bed of the pickup, crouched down and began hitting the back windows of the truck, according to police. It was later determined the pickup was not his.
Munroe then jumped out of the pickup and approached the officer with the knife in hand. The officer commanded him again to stop, but he continued to approach, according to police.
Then, the canine officer fired his service weapon, striking Munroe multiple times, killing him, police reported. The man fell to the ground. The pickup behind him was also struck by rounds. No officers were injured.
The investigation revealed that the woman mentioned in the initial radio call is related to Munroe and is not believed to be the victim of a crime, according to police.
After the Homicide Unit completes its investigation, it will be reviewed by the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office to determine if the officers bear any criminal liability. The CVPD will also conduct an administrative investigation into the officers discharge of his firearm. The Federal Bureau of Investigations and the U.S. Attorney’s Office will also be monitoring the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-4877.
–City News Service