Chinese immigrant shot by police in drug factory attack did not understand when he was told to show hands

Li Xi Wang (above), 49, who was shot and killed by Chino, California police, on July 3 when they were looking for a house on suspicion of illegal drug activity, did not speak English, said family lawyer Daniel Deng

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Li Xi Wang (above), 49, who was shot and killed by Chino, California police, on July 3 when they were looking for a house on suspicion of illegal drug activity, did not speak English, said family lawyer Daniel Deng

A Chinese immigrant shot by agents who caught a marijuana trafficking in California didn't understand when he was told in English to show his hands, lawyers said for the man's family.

Li Xi Wang, 49, was shot and killed by Chino, California, police on July 3 when they searched the house on suspicion of illegal drug activity.

The single father did not speak English, said family lawyer Daniel Deng.

& # 39; He could have believed he was robbed, & # 39; said Deng at a press conference.

Wang & # 39; s only involvement in drug trafficking was to look at marijuana, said family lawyers who filed a claim against the city of Chino, and announced their possible intention to claim damages.

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Body camera footage shows armed officers searching various rooms while calling in English and Spanish to anyone hiding to come out peacefully. Officers in the statues walked past Wang while hiding behind an open door

& # 39; I am going to … & # 39; says an officer who stopped in the middle of a conversation when he noticed Wang and addressed the suspect, according to the images (above). & # 39; Let me see your hands, man, & # 39; hears the officer say, just before a single shot in the images is fired

Family law lawyer Daniel Deng (left) and Henry Lee (right), a forensic scientist, are part of the legal team that is filing a claim against the city of Chino, California, with which they signal their intention to potentially claim damages.

Family law lawyer Daniel Deng (left) and Henry Lee (right), a forensic scientist, are part of the legal team that is filing a claim against the city of Chino, California, with which they signal their intention to potentially claim damages.

Family law lawyer Daniel Deng (left) and Henry Lee (right), a forensic scientist, are part of the legal team that is filing a claim against the city of Chino, California, with which they signal their intention to potentially claim damages.

& # 39; He was hired to look after the house of marijuana, & # 39; said Deng about Wang. & # 39; He is not a drug dealer, he is not a smuggler, he is just a simple worker trying to make a living by taking care of marijuana. & # 39;

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Body camera footage shows armed officers searching various rooms while calling in English and Spanish to anyone hiding to come out peacefully.

Officers in the statues walked past Wang while hiding behind an open door.

& # 39; I am going to … & # 39; says an officer who stopped halfway through a conversation when he noticed Wang and addressed the suspect.

& # 39; Let me see your hands, dude, & # 39; hears the officer say, just before a single shot in the images is fired.

& # 39; Oh s – t, f – k, shots fired, & # 39; hears an officer say while Wang falls to the ground.

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Wang, who lived in Fontana, about 20 miles away, and has a sick mother in China, died after being taken to a local hospital.

Chino police chief Wes Simmons said the shooting was the subject of three separate and independent investigations.

Brian Dunn (second from the right), another family lawyer, said the shooting broke protocols for the police to use lethal force because Wang did not pose a threat to the officers

Brian Dunn (second from the right), another family lawyer, said the shooting broke protocols for the police to use lethal force because Wang did not pose a threat to the officers

Brian Dunn (second from the right), another family lawyer, said the shooting broke protocols for the police to use lethal force because Wang did not pose a threat to the officers

The office of the San Bernadino County sheriff and the San Bernadino attorney will determine whether the shooting was lawful, the chief said.

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The sheriff's office also leads the investigation into drug trafficking. The Chino police will determine whether the shooting fell within the policy of the department.

Brian Dunn, another family lawyer, said the shooting broke protocols for the police to use lethal force because Wang did not pose a threat to the officers.

& # 39; Wang was passive, & Dunn said. & # 39; He had nothing in his hands. & # 39;

The lawyers work together with Henry Lee, a forensic scientist who testified at the O.J. Simpson murder trial and other high-profile criminal cases.

The police arrested Ai Yue Cai, a 53-year-old woman from Fontana, who was also in the house when the police searched the site.

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Cai, accused of suspected marijuana cultivation and major theft of electricity, opened the door when the police arrived and is seen in video footage shaking her head when asked if anyone else is in the house.

While the police say they reported & # 39; & # 39; that no one else was inside, family lawyers said they believe she doesn't speak English and the officers may not have understood either.

Robert Weisberg, co-director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center, said that although officers are not required to get an additional interpreter, they may have postponed it until they had a Chinese speaker.

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