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Modesto Police Department
Monday October 10th, 2016 :: 05:24 p.m. PDT


More Details Emerge in Officer-Involved Shooting

<p><strong><em>NEWS RELEASE</em></strong></p>

<p><em>Release Date: October 10, 2016&nbsp; </em></p>

<p><strong>Modesto Police Department</strong></p>

<p>Media Relations Unit &nbsp;</p>

<p>Office of the Chief of Police</p>

<p>600 10th Street, Modesto, CA 95354</p>

<p>Author: Heather Graves</p>

<p><strong>Modesto, CA </strong>&ndash; Detectives continue their investigation into the events that led to an officer-involved shooting.</p>

<p>Early Saturday morning, officers were called to investigate a family disturbance in the 1500 block of Queens Avenue.&nbsp; The caller reported his 53-year-old daughter, Kim Jackson, was intoxicated and vandalizing the inside of his residence.&nbsp;</p>

<p>Officers responded but Jackson had left the home.&nbsp; Approximately one hour later Jackson returned to the residence and the caller reported she was now armed with a knife.</p>

<p>Officers arrived and were walking up to the home when Jackson confronted them in the street, armed with multiple knives.&nbsp; As officers were giving verbal commands for her to drop the knives, she advanced rapidly at them with the knives raised above her head.&nbsp; Officers utilized a taser, bean bags and one officer used his duty weapon. She was rushed to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.&nbsp;</p>

<p>The three officers involved in this incident were 19 year veteran Alex Bettis, 18 year veteran Michael Callahan and 8 year veteran Joseph Lamantia.&nbsp; The officers were uninjured and placed on paid administrative leave, which is a standard procedure with all officer-involved shootings.</p>

<p>Details leading up to the incident are still under investigation.</p>

<p>Three separate and independent investigations have been launched into this incident.&nbsp; The Modesto Police Department is conducting both a criminal and administrative investigation and the Stanislaus County District Attorney&rsquo;s Office is conducting an independent review of the incident.</p>

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Modesto Police Department
600 10th St
Modesto, CA 95354

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Heather Graves
Media Relations Unit

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