Mar 16, 2015 10:30 AM by News Staff
NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say four police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a Napa man are on paid administrative leave during two simultaneous investigations.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that 41-year-old James Richard Jimenez tried evade officers as they prepared to serve a search warrant for drugs at his home last Friday.
After seeing officers at his home, Jimenez drove past them on his motorcycle, but lost control of the bike a short distance later.
Police say officers approached Jimenez and repeatedly yelled at him, "Police, show us your hands."
Police say "Jimenez reached to his midsection for what officers recognized as a handgun."
Napa police spokesman Capt. Jeff Troendly says the Napa County Sheriff's Department and the Napa Police Department's internal affairs unit are both investigating
Information from: San Francisco Chronicle
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