A California police officer is on administrative leave following a shooting caught on video earlier this month.
According to ABC News, 28-year-old Oliver Barcenas was shot in the back after attempting to flee from police in a San Francisco neighborhood on June 9.
Two officers approached Barcenas and three other individuals in North Beach “for an open alcohol container in public violation,” according to a statement from the San Francisco Police Department.
When Barcenas took off, the video appears to show him flash a .45 caliber Glock handgun before discarding it into the street.
Shortly thereafter, the pursuing officer reportedly shot the suspect twice in his back.
Barcenas was transported to Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, where he remained in police custody as of the latest reports available.
It was unclear how extensive his injuries were. Following his release, he is expected to face charges including delaying an officer, carrying a concealed weapon, exhibiting a firearm and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
At a news conference following the release of the video, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott fielded questions from many concerned locals and offered scant details about the shooting itself.
San Francisco Supervisor Aaron Peskin said he hopes the “independent investigation in this matter are truly independent” and that “transparency continues” to be shown throughout the probe.
Scott said his agency is working with “limited facts right now,” citing an ongoing investigation for his inability to comment further.
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[Featured image: Oliver Barcenas/San Francisco Police Department]