Pasadena, California, police officers arrested a man who made a fake 911 call that police say caused officers to fatally shoot a 19-year-old college student that they believed to be an armed robbery suspect.
The phony call set in motion a deadly chain of events, according to Pasadena Police Chief Philip Sanchez. Officers responded to Carillo's 911 call claiming that two armed men stole his laptop and escaped onto Orange Grove Boulevard.
Caller Carillo told 911 operators explicitly that the robbers were wielding hand guns.
The call went out to officers in the area who believed that Kendrec McDade (pictured below), 19, was armed when they found him a few blocks from the cited area. When officers approached, McDade ran. Police cornered him using a cop car to block McDade's path down an alley. When an officer allegedly rolled down his window to confront McDade, according to Pasadena Police Lt. Phlunte Riddle, Dade made a motion toward his waistband. The police officers on the scene assumed McDade was reaching for the reported hand gun, so they opened fire.
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McDade was shot multiple times from close range. The Citrus College student died that night at Huntington Hospital.
Carillo admitted to detectives investigating the shooting that he made up the story about the gun to coax a speedier response out of the police. He has been arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter in connection to the shooting.