Amid DOJ probe, Fresno Police releases footage of car chase shootout

Fresno Police provide the first comprehensive view of a controversial officer-involved shooting that has attracted intervention from AG Rob Bonta.

While California’s Attorney General conducts an independent investigation into a March shootout between Fresno Police and a car chase suspect on a major thoroughfare, Fresno Police wasted little time going public with a first and second-hand look at the incident.

Driving the news: Fresno Police officials have had to battle independent footage providing an alternative, if incomplete, picture of an officer-involved shooting on Herndon Ave.


The March 4 shooting began as a car chase near Shaw Ave. and Highway 41 with officers attempting to pull over felon Roberto Corchado, 29, who was wanted on six separate active warrants at the time.

Corchado evaded patrol cars by driving backwards onto the Shaw Ave. off-ramp from Highway 41 to enter the freeway.

Officers later found him on the Herndon corridor, where they initiated a PIT maneuver to disable his car. A shootout ensued.

Watch the Video: Friday, Fresno Police released a narrative video with body camera, civilian, and closed circuit video footage of the incident.

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