Timestamp8/20/14 15:18
Date Searched26-May-13
StateVA - Virginia
Agency NameAlbermarle County Police Department
Victim NameJosue Salinas Valdez
Victim's Age38
Victim's GenderMale
Hispanic or Latino OriginHispanic or Latino origin
Shots Fired1
Hit or Killed?Hit
Armed or Unarmed?Unarmed
WeaponPersonal weapon (hands, fists, feet, etc.)
SummaryOfficers Underwood and Herring arrived at Valdez's home to arrest him for hit and run. Officers found Valdez to be drunk and an altercation ensued. Valdez punched Underwood three times in the face during the dispute, according to court records. Police say Valdez grabbed Underwood after he and Herring approached Valdez on the porch. Herring used a stun gun on Valdez twice before Valdez ran at Underwood clutching the officer’s own baton. Valdez advanced on Underwood again and did not heed orders to stop, which were audible on a contemporaneous recording made on Herring's mobile video recorder.
Source Linkhttp://www.readthehook.com/109833/officers-cleared-birdwood-court-shooting
Name of Officer or OfficersWilliam Underwood
County StateAlbemarle VA - Virginia
City StateCharlottesville VA - Virginia