DA’s office to release video of three officer-involved shootings

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is expected to release video footage Friday of three officer-involved shootings.

Joshua Adam Sission, 30, of San Diego, was the killed by police gunfire in January after ignoring commands to stop and drop the knife which he turned on officers during the incident, police said. Police were responding to reports of domestic violence in Hillcrest. Following his death, police also discovered that Sisson was wanted on a warrant for alleged felony parole violations.Felipe Vega was shot last November after leading police on a high speed chase. Vega has since been sentenced to life in prison.

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Felipe Dejesus Vega, 39, was shot once in his upper torso last November during a struggle with an officer and was taken to a hospital to be treated for the non-life-threatening gunshot wound, San Diego police Capt. David Nisleit said. The shooting came around two hours after the suspect holed up inside his green Oldsmobile Cutlass. Vega is charged with killing acquaintances Alex Velarde and Arline Iribe behind a Mountain View-area home last November.

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Kelsey Hauser died in a hospital in January about an hour after she was shot by an officer at the end of a high-speed chase in a stolen sheriff’s deputy vehicle. She allegedly used the vehicle to charge at officers at the end of the chase. Her accomplice Geoffrey Simms was sentenced to seven years in prison.

"The officer, fearing for his life, fired four rounds at the suspect vehicle, which continued ramming into two police cars before stopping," El Cajon Police Lt. Frank La Haye said.

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Video of all three shootings are expected to be released in a 10 a.m. press conference Friday. 

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