Dennis Carolino Killed by San Diego Police Department

Dennis Carolino Killed by San Diego Police Department
Dennis Carolino

Police responded following a call just before 8 p.m. from a 70-year-old woman reporting Dennis Carolino⁠—her nephew who lived with her⁠—had thrown a brick at her. Two officers went to the home to handle the possible assault with a deadly weapon call. As officers attempted to arrest the man in the home’s backyard, he allegedly advanced on them while swinging a shovel. The officers ordered him to drop the weapon, but he reportedly failed to disarm, and he was shot and killed.

Victim’s Name: Dennis Carolino

Agency Responsible: San Diego Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 52

Race: Pacific Islander

Date of Death: August 24, 2019

County: San Diego

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: Yes

Armed: Unclear

Weapon: shovel

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Not fleeing

Body Camera: Yes

Washington Post Database ID: 4977

Geography: Urban

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