Late Thursday afternoon the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, responding to public records requests, released video and documents related to the shooting of Jose Guerena. Guerena died on May 5 when a SWAT team arrived at his Pima County home to serve a search warrant. The SWAT team’s attorney has said that when the team broke down the door, they saw Guerena standing there with a rifle and that he said, “I’ve got something for you.” The team then opened fire, expending 71 rounds and hitting Guerena 60 times.
Guerena’s wife Vanessa told KGUN9 News that she and her husband never knew the men breaking into her home were SWAT officers. SWAT attorney Mike Storie has said that the team came in with sirens blaring and properly identified themselves.
Source: Forrest Carr for KGUN9