May 03, 2021
Man charged for killing person he mistakenly believed shot his brother
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A Texas man is accused of fatally shooting another man that he “mistakenly believed” killed his brother, a report said.
Norman Collier IV, 22, allegedly carried out the crime at an April 25 memorial for his slain 19-year-old sibling Camran Collier, KWTX reported, citing police.Norman Collier IV, 22, allegedly killed Kolby Graham (pictured) at an April 25 memorial for his slain 19-year-old brother Camran Collier. Facebook
The younger Collier was shot dead by a male suspect on April 22 while sitting inside a Honda Accord, the report said.
Following his death, rumors began swirling online about his alleged killer.
Police said the older Collier “mistakenly believed the internet rumors.”Following Camran Collier’s death, rumors began swirling online about his alleged killer.Facebook
At the balloon release ceremony for his brother, the older Collier allegedly fatally shot Kolby Graham, 20.
The suspect “took revenge against the wrong man,” police said.
The older Collier is charged with capital murder. He is being held in jail on $1 million bond.Filed under murders , shootings , texas , 5/3/21
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AG Rob Bonta: Justice Department To Review Sean Monterrosa Killing By Vallejo Police
OAKLAND (CBS SF) — California Attorney General Rob Bonta announced Thursday the state Department of Justice will investigate the fatal shooting last June of Sean Monterrosa by a Vallejo police officer.
Bonta said the investigation comes after Solano County District Attorney Krishna Abrams “unilaterally abdicated her responsibility as the elected district attorney and refused to conduct a review of the Vallejo Police Department’s investigation of the incident,” said a statement from Bonta’s office.READ MORE: CDC: Vaccinated People Can Go Without Masks In Most Indoor Settings
Monterrosa was fatally shot by a Vallejo police officer from inside a moving patrol vehicle while allegedly attempting to loot a Walgreens store during a night of violence sparked by the outrage over the police death of George Floyd.
Police body-worn camera view of a Vallejo officer firing from inside a police vehicle at Sean Monterrosa. (Vallejo Police Dept.)
In July, Abrams announced her office would recuse itself from reviewing both the Monterrosa shooting and the February 2020 shooting of Willie McCoy, referring both cases to former state Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
Abrams said the recusal was prompted by the outcry over the shootings by elected officials, numerous community members and the media, indicating the state attorney general office was the proper agency to investigate.READ MORE: Newsom Announces Plans To Provide $1.5B Boost for Small Businesses
Becerra declined at the time to have the state Justice Department take on the case, saying Abrams did not demonstrate that her office was not able to conduct a proper investigation. However, Becerra did say the department would investigate the alleged destruction of evidence in the shooting.
On Thursday, Bonta said Krishna has offered no evidence that her office had a conflict of interest in the case. Since there has not been any indication that the DA’s officer was pursuing the probe into the Vallejo Police Department’s handling of the case, Bonta said his office will now review it.
“Without accountability, there is no justice,” said Bonta in a prepared statement “It’s past time Sean Monterrosa’s family, the community, and the people of Vallejo get some answers. They deserve to know where the case stands. Instead, they’ve been met with silence. It’s time for that to change; it’s time for action. Seeing the failure of the District Attorney to fulfill this important responsibility, my office will review the case to ensure a fair, thorough, and transparent process is completed. This is the right thing to do and I will go where the facts lead. Rebuilding trust in our institutions starts with the actions of each and every one of us. If there has been wrongdoing, we will bring it to light.”MORE NEWS: Man Pleads Not Guilty To Burglary After Being Found In Redwood City Preschool
Bonta added that the decision announced Thursday is separate from the Justice Department’s ongoing civil review of the Vallejo Police Department’s policies and practices.