San Joaquin Deputy Sheriff justified in use of deadly force says District Attorney investigation

Scene of the December 21, 2016, officer-involved shooting in Stockton. |  

In a ruling issued late this afternoon. an investigation by the San Joaquin District Attorney's office determined a San Joaquin Sheriff's Department deputy sheriff was justified in the use of deadly force.

The ruling determined that deputy sheriff Jason Belus was justified in the shooting on December 21, 2016 of Luis Ambrosio. 

At 6:22 p.m. on the day of the incident deputies responded to Waterloo Road and Belvedere Avenue, Stockton after receiving a report of a man with a knife threatening to kill someone. Deputy Belus arrived located  Ambrosio, who was 30 at the time, armed with a 14.5-inch knife. 

Ambrosio refused to comply with orders to disarm and advanced on Belus. When Ambrosio got within eight to 12 feet, Belus Belus fired his service weapon five times striking the suspect. 

The entire report can be viewed here.  

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