DA: No criminal wrongdoing in fatal officer-involved shooting

Apr 15, 2015 1:33 PM by News Staff

The Tehama County District Attorney's Office has released the preliminary findings of their investigation into a deputy involved shooting in Corning that left one man dead.

During a press conference Wednesday, District Attorney Gregg Cohen announced that a preliminary report has found there was no criminal wrongdoing by the officer that fatally shot 21-year-old Angel Corona Jr. Friday.

Cohen said his office will not be releasing the names of the two responding deputies, but did say they remain on paid administrative leave while his office continues an individual investigation, which is separate from the criminal investigation he discussed at Wednesday.

Corona Jr. was shot and killed at his parents' mobile home in the Maywood Mobile Home Park on Barham Avenue near Corning Friday evening.

Cohen says when the deputies arrived Corona Jr. was attacking his father, Angel Cresencio Corona, Sr. with a knife. Deputies ordered Corona Jr. to drop the weapon, but were forced to fire at him when he failed to comply.

At Wednesday's news conference, Cohen showed pictures of the wounds Corona Sr. suffered to his face, neck, hands and chest. He underwent emergency surgery at St. Elizabeth's Community Hospital and has since been released.


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