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OCDA Clears Fountain Valley Cop Who Fatally Shot Man in the Back

Updated: Sep 4, 2020

The holidays are around the corner and Orange County district attorney (OCDA) Tony Rackauckas is back with more from his Christmas sack! The latest justification of an officer-involved shooting before the New Year goes out to the Fountain Valley Police Department. The killing of 45-year-old Dean Kristian Genova by officer Shaun McKay is detailed in the OCDA report released this week. Genova is noted as having a history of meth and prescription drug abuse. Things didn't seem to be going too well for him along those lines on the evening of April 25 this year. He sat down for dinner with his parents and a friend when his folks talked about putting him in rehab. Genova began hallucinating and complained that lasers pointed at him burned his face. A few hours later, a cop's gun would be pointed at his back, only it was no hallucination.

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