ECM records document 9 of the 12 ECPD shootings in the past decade
By Miriam Raftery
October 9, 2016 (El Cajon)—Yesterday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported that El Cajon Police Department had 12 officer-involved shootings in the past 10 years, including five fatal shootings. According to the U-T, El Cajon had the highest rate of shooting per 100,000 people of any law enforcement agency in the county.
The U-T story mentioned only two shootings specifically: the recent fatal shooting of Alfred Olango, an African refugee reportedly having a mental health crisis who pointed a vaping device resembling a gun at an officer, and Kelsey Hauser, a white female passenger fatally shot in January 2016 following a high-speed chase of a stolen vehicle that had rammed a police car.
East County Magazine searched our records, which date back to late 2008 when we began publishing, and found details on a total of nine of the 12 shootings. At least four of those were fatal, including the two listed above.