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Alan Metka, 56, put a police officer in a “headlock” after being searched and found with a firearm.(Courtesy of the Fontana Police Department)
Alan Metka, 56, put a police officer in a “headlock” after being searched and found with a firearm.(Courtesy of the Fontana Police Department)
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The Fontana Police Department released body-worn camera footage of an officer-involved shooting in Yucaipa in February showing a suspect putting an officer in a headlock before being shot, Police Chief Michael Dorsey said in .

Fontana police gang investigators were helping the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department with an enforcement operation in Yucaipa on Feb. 9. As a result, two officers stopped a car on 14th Street in Yucaipa. Alan Adrian Metka, 56, was in the car.

A police officer said in the body camera footage that Metka was stopped after his vehicle was found missing a front license plate and a dark window tint. The officer went over to the patrol car and told Metka to leave his vehicle and to sit on the curb.

Another officer began a pat-down search for weapons on Metka, finding a concealed firearm, Dorsey said.

In the video, the officer searching Metka’s right pants pocket asks, “What is this right here?”.

“My gun,” Metka responded in the body camera footage.

Metka put the officer in a “headlock,” Dorsey described, and the video shows Metka trying to run away and maintain control of the firearm in his right pocket.

The other officer, who was in the police car, quickly ran toward Metka and asked him to let go of the officer.

Metka did not let go, video shows, and he was shot once in the jaw by the officer.

He was taken to a medical facility after the shooting and will survive, according to police.

“A .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol was recovered from Metka’s pants,” Dorsey said.

Metka has pleaded not guilty to four charges: assault with a rifle on an officer, resisting arrest, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of any destructive device, according to court records.

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