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Stockton officers shoot, kill armed man, police say

Apr 12, 2023Apr 12, 2023

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A man who was believed to be armed was shot and killed by officers in Stockton on Sunday night, according to police.

The Stockton Police Department said its dispatchers got a 911 call at 7:48 p.m. from a person saying a man with a handgun was trying to stop their vehicle near Sturgeon Road and Mariners Drive. A few minutes later at 7:51 p.m., another caller told officers that they saw the man running at vehicles in the roadway, also witnessing him point a handgun at a vehicle.

Police said when its officers found a person who matched their suspect description, the man removed what appeared to be a handgun from his waistband, dropping it on the ground. The man briefly raised his hands above his head.

Officers gave him commands, and police said the man reached down and grabbed the handgun. The man then ran and pointed the handgun at officers, and that is when police said officers fired their weapons, hitting the man multiple times.

After a "shots fired" call was aired at 7:55 p.m., a California Highway Patrol arrived to the shooting scene, but police said that officer did not fire their gun.

Once officers deemed it was safe to approach the man, they handcuffed him and recovered a Glock 9MM handgun that was right next to the man, police said. Medical personnel declared the man dead at the scene despite police saying they tried giving him medical aid.

No officers were injured in this shooting, and two male officers involved are now on paid administrative leave as the investigation continues, which is standard for shootings where law enforcement fire their weapons, a Stockton Police Department spokesperson said.

Those two officers were identified as Ofc. Gianni Azevedo, who was hired in June 2019 and Ofc. Brian Tualla, who was hired in December 2021. Both work in Field Operations. Police said the two officers had their body-worn cameras activated and on their uniforms at the time of the shooting.

Police identified the man shot and killed as 20-year-old Jaden Durand Mixon, of Antelope, in Sacramento County.

The San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office, the California Department of Justice and the San Joaquin County Medical Examiner's Office are now part of a multi-agency investigation along with the Stockton Police Department.

STOCKTON, Calif. —