John Moreno Killed by Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
1030 Abanico Court
Mapping Police Violence:

Deputies received a 911 call that reported an intruder was terrorizing people at a home. A Hispanic man had gone to a home looking for a person who had since left. The man became angry and threatened the people inside the home and tried to find a way inside. He reportedly got into a semi truck and began ramming cars in a carport, as well as crashing into the home and garage. He was able to get into the home due to the damage he had created. Deputies found the suspect back outside in his vehicle upon arrival. He allegedly drove semi-truck into the deputy's patrol car, and was preparing to hit him again, when the deputy shot and killed him.

Agency: Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office

Motive: Home intrusion, vehicular assault, aggravated assault

Confrontation Type: Violent Crime

Service Call: Yes

Body Camera: No

Official Disposition: Pending investigation

Victim Name: John Moreno

Death Date: December 25, 2020

County: Santa Cruz

Geography: Suburban

Gender: Male

Age: Unknown

Race: Hispanic

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Vehicle

Weapon: vehicle

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Car

Washington Post Database ID: 6455

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