Jeremy Vellenoweth Death : A footage showing the shooting death of 26-year-old Jeremy Vellenoweth by officials with the Napa Police Department on Oct. 6 on Pear Tree Lane has been released by the department.
According to the Napa Police Department, officers were alerted to a residence on Pear Tree Lane. Arriving officers located 26-year-old Jeremy Vellenoweth pointing a rifle at his father, and his other family members.
Police say they heard at least a shot fired from inside of the home as Vellenoweth pointed the gun at them and other of his family members, prompting an officer to fire their weapon, striking him. As he fell to the ground, his father picked up the gun, making it hard for officers to get to him and administer first aid.
After about ten minutes, Vellenoweth’s dad dropped the weapon and cooperated with the police as their transported Vellenoweth to an area hospital, where he later succumbed to hi =s injuries sometime after.
Detectives with the department said the family believes he was trying to commit suicide by an officer.