On Tuesday, San Jose police released an edited video of a disturbance inside La Victora that culminated with an officer shooting an East Bay college football player who was brandishing a gun he had grabbed during the fight.
Police initially responded to the restaurant, believing the brawl was related to a murder a block away, and they had previously indicated that they shot K’aun Green because they suspected he was involved in that death or was an active shooter in the area, according to KTVU.
Sgt. Christian Camarillo provided the department’s first public confirmation that Green did not bring a pistol into the taqueria on March 27.
On Tuesday, Camarillo named the officer who shot and injured Green as Mark McNamara, a four-year veteran on general administrative leave. McNamara shot Green in the abdomen and knee four times.
Police continue to believe McNamara shot Green because he refused to drop the firearm he was clutching in his left hand. However, both police and Green now agree that he took the gun from somebody else, 30-year-old Bryan Carter, who was later jailed for being a felon in possession of a ghost gun. Carter has been released on bond after his arrest.
Green claims he never heard the police orders.
Green claimed in an interview Tuesday that police should have used loudspeakers so he could hear them yelling at him to drop the pistol. Green’s family has yet to hear anything from the department.
“I feel like I deserve an apology,” Green said from his home on Tuesday. “I wasn’t the aggressor.”