An unarmed 73-year-old man with dementia was shot nine times and killed by a police in California, LA Times reports.
Rogelio Serna says his father, Francisco Serna didn’t have a weapon when he was killed by police:
“Right across the street is where police shot my father with nine bullets to his body and my dad was not armed,” he said in a Facebook video. “There is false reports about my father having weapons. He was never armed.”
Police had received a report that a man was brandishing a gun, and when they arrived a witness pointed out a man standing in a driveway.
After shooting and killing Francisco, no gun was found.
Rogelio Serna said his father, “took small walks to cope and make himself tired.”
“Around 12:30 a.m. Monday morning, Sunday late nite, he took his last walk and was killed in a 15 min window frame [right] across the street from his home,” Rogelio Serna said on Facebook.
Francisco Serna was a retired father of five who lived on the block where he was killed.
Rogelio said Francisco had shown signs of dementia since 2015 and occasionally had delusions. He had been especially struggling in the past month.
“My dad did not own a gun. He was a 73-year-old retired grandpa, just living life,” Rogelio Serna told The Times. “He should have been surrounded by family at old age, not surrounded by bullets.”