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Review board determines KCSO deputy fatal shooting of man within departmental policy

Posted at 9:33 AM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-11 12:36:53-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — A Kern County Sheriff's Office Critical Incident Review Board determined that a KCSO deputy was within departmental policy when he fatally shot a man on Nov. 10.

Daniel David Reyes, 27, of Bakersfield was shot and killed by KCSO Deputy Philippe Tampinco during an incident in Oildale.

According to KCSO, on Nov. 10, Tampinco and other deputies were responding to the area of Lincoln and Sequoia Drive after reports of a suspicious person. Deputies came across Reyes who they say was armed with a large kitchen knife.

KCSO said Tampinco told Reyes to get on the ground which he appeared to do. KCSO said Reyes then turned around and began to run away from Tampinco and a foot pursuit ensues.

KCSO said Reyes then began to charge at Tampinco, who told him to stop and warned he would shoot. KCSO said that's when the shooting occurred. Life-saving measures were administered to Reyes who was pronounced dead at the scene, according to KCSO.

Along with the decision, KCSO also released a video message of the incident that includes maps, a recording of the dispatch call, and video from the body-worn camera worn by Deputy Tampinco.

Following the incident, Tampinco was placed on administrative leave. The review board's findings have been sent to the Kern County District Attorney's Office for review.