Devon Christopher Spencer (13894)

9/13/2009: Two Tactical Response Unit officers saw Spencer rob a gas station cashier at gunpoint. He ran out of the station. The officers told Spencer to drop the gun. He pointed the gun at them. Officer Paul Aremandariz fatally shot Spencer. The Tactical Response Unit had increased patrols in response to increased West Side gang activity. Officer Aremandariz, who had served for seven years, was no-billed in the death of Juan Gutierrez in 2008 and the wounding of Joe Flores, Jr. in 2005.

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