Officers of the Vallejo (CA) Police Department reportedly shot and killed a man in the drive-through of a Taco Bell Saturday night.
The department issued a news release Tuesday, reporting that six officers were involved in the incident.
According to the release, 21-year-old Willie McCoy fell asleep in the drive-through with a handgun in his lap.
McCoy was shot following a 911 call around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, by employees at the Taco Bell. Two officers approached the car and saw a man slumped over in the driver’s seat, in a car that had stopped in the drive-through. The officers saw a gun in the man’s lap and called for backup, the news release says.
Four more officers arrived at the scene. They tried the car door, “with the intention of one officer swiftly retrieving the firearm from the subject’s lap, while another officer covered him,” but it was locked, the new release says.
Then they began positioning a patrol car in front of McCoy’s car. In the middle of it, McCoy began to move. Police say they yelled commands at him to raise his hands, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
“The driver did not comply and instead he quickly moved his hands downward for the firearm,” the news release says. “Fearing for their safety, six officers fired their duty weapons at the driver. Officers continued to yell commands at the driver and ultimately reached through the broken glass of the driver’s window to unlock the vehicle.”
After McCoy was shot, police attempted lifesaving measures but he died at the scene, the news release says. Later, police discovered the gun was stolen out of Oregon.