Cellphone Video Shows Graphic Shooting of Noel Aguilar by Deputies in Long Beach
December 18, 2015
Gruesome cellphone video has surfaced showing the fatal deputy-involved shooting of Noel Aguilar in Long Beach last year. Around 10 a.m. on May 26, 2014, Aguilar rode his bike near 69th Way and Long Beach Boulevard when two Los Angeles County Sheriff Deputies tried to stop him for wearing headphones. After an initial struggle, the 23-year-old fled by foot. When deputies caught up to Aguilar, they tried to arrest him. "During that handcuffing process, Mr. Aguilar broke free and he grabbed onto one of the deputy's guns," LA Sheriff's Department Lt. Steve Jauch told NBC4-TV back on June 6, 2014.
Cellphone footage obtained by the Weekly starts rolling when deputies are on top of Aguilar after the foot chase. "Is it a gun?" deputy Albert Murad asks his partner Jose Ruiz. "It's a gun, it's a gun," Ruiz responds. "You fucking move, I'm going to kill you bitch," Ruiz tells Aguilar. The two deputies attempt to cuff Aguilar when he wiggles his hand free. Aguilar tries to get up, holding on to the gated fence nearby. Moments later, after a gunshot rings out, deputy Murad screams and says he has just being shot in the stomach. "I didn't shoot nobody," Aguilar says.