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Family Protests Police Shooting

Dozens protested the death of a man who was shot by an officer last year



    Dozens of people gathered outside the Hall of Justice on Wednesday morning to protest the fatal shooting of a man in Mira Mesa last year.

    In June, Victor Ortega was suspected of punching and kicking his wife. After a brief foot pursuit by police, he was shot and killed by a San Diego police officer.

    Police said Ortega, 31, had confronted one of the officers and grabbed his gun. After a scuffle, police said the officer shot Ortega. 

    The family said a recently released autopsy reveals that Ortega had been handcuffed before he was shot.

    Protesters Outraged After Police Shoot Man

    [DGO] Protesters Outraged After Police Shoot Man
    Family and supporters of Victor Ortega demonstrated outside the Hall of Justice Wednesday.
    (Published Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013)

    “I know my son didn’t deserve to get shot like that,” said Ortega’s mother.

    The family members of Ortega have filed charges against the officer and police department. This is their second visit to the district attorney’s office asking for help. 

    “Bonnie Dumanis has met with the Ortega family. The District Attorney’s office is currently reviewing this officer-involved shooting, just as the DA’s office does in all cases,” said DA spokesperson Steven Walker.

    The family said they will continue to seek justice for Ortega's death and have gathered 1,000 signatures on a petition for the case.

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