UPDATE: Review board determines BPD shooting in October within departmental policy

Posted at 12:49 PM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2021-01-20 15:00:12-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — (UPDATE 1/20): A Critical Incident Review Board determined that all shots fired by Bakersfield Police officers during a shooting on October 13, 2020, at Baker Street and East 18th Street, were within department policy and within legal requirements.

The officers involved have been returned to full duty.

The Bakersfield Police Department released bodycam video of a deadly shooting between officers and a man armed with a knife.

The shooting took place on Oct. 13 in East Bakersfield. The Kern County Coroner identified 27-year-old Jose Marcos Ramirez as the man shot and killed.

According to BPD, officers were responding to the scene after receiving reports Ramirez had stabbed his mother.

BPD says the stabbing happened on Sonora Street, but officers confronted the man on Bakers Street near East 18th.

The officers involved in the shooting were identified as Detective Randy Petris, Senior Officer John Weyer and Officer Nghia Duong. All three officers were wearing body camera devices and are currently on modified duty pending a determination of whether the shooting was within departmental policy, according to BPD.

Before the deadly shooting, officers used non-lethal munition twice to try to subdue Ramirez. Officers also ordered Ramirez multiple times to drop the knife and get on the ground. Video shows Ramirez did not do either.

After the shooting Ramirez was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.