Timestamp8/25/14 11:07
Date Searched4-Jan-14
StateAZ - Arizona
CitySierra Vista
Victim NameMichael Estrada
Victim's Age49
Victim's GenderMale
Hispanic or Latino OriginHispanic or Latino origin
Hit or Killed?Killed
Armed or Unarmed?Armed
WeaponKnife or cutting instrument
Summaryofficers responded to the location to find Michael Estrada, 49, in the front yard of the residence with a machete. According to a release from the department and statements from one of the responding officers, Estrada made aggressive movements and statements about wanting to have a confrontation with police before moving toward one of the officers. It was then that Officer Michael Rathmann, a 13-year veteran of the Sierra Vista Police Department, fired multiple shots with his department-issued sidearm, striking Estrada several times.
Source Linkhttp://www.bensonnews-sun.com/news/article_abbb59b8-77ed-11e3-a3f4-001a4bcf887a.html
Name of Officer or OfficersMichael Rathmann
Was the Shooting Justified?4
County State AZ - Arizona