Witnesses say fatal Father’s Day shooting by Solano deputies in Vallejo was ‘overkill’


Two witnesses said sheriff’s deputies did not try to de-escalate a situation where Jason Thompson appeared to be harming himself with a knife-like instrument before gesturing it towards authorities.

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Witnesses say fatal Father’s Day shooting by Solano deputies in Vallejo was ‘overkill’
The scene of the fatal shooting in Vallejo by Solano County Sheriff's deputies on June 19. Photo: John Glidden.