California cop kills man for accusing them of a steel bar calling them “pigs”
A California police officer shot and killed a violent man last Sunday who accused him of a steel bar and called his band “pigs.”
Bodycam footage appears Adam Barkinas, 60, walks up to three officers at a 6 a.m. DUI stop in Oxnard, a city about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
“Oh, King of Pigs,” Barcenas could be heard shouting.
“I hate pigs. Come on. I hate pig. I hate you. I hate you. I hate you.”
With a 5-foot steel bar lifted, Barcenas stormed the three cops while they were standing on the sidewalk with a driver who they suspected of being drink-driving.
The officers pushed the citizen out of the way and repeatedly ordered the belligerent to put on the crossbar.
“Barkinas ignored the officers’ orders and continued to advance towards them in an aggressive and threatening manner,” Oxnard Police said.
Two officers drew tasers, while another—who Barkinas was apparently aiming at—whipped his gun.
Officer Shane Schwartz is shown firing four fatal shots at the charging man, according to the video.
Parcenas was shot three times: in his right leg, right hip, and left upper torso.
One of the officers fired her tasers, but they did not pierce Parcenas’ skin.
The third officer did not deploy his weapon.
He was taken to a nearby hospital, but died about two hours later.
Barcenas had a history of violent crime, KVTA reported.
He attacked two elderly strangers on the street in two separate unprovoked attacks in 2019.
He rushed to a 71-year-old woman, punched her in the head, shoved her to the ground, and then kicked her several times. She died eight days later, but prosecutors have been unable definitively to link her death to the Parcenas attack.
Only a short time later, he approached an 80-year-old man who was walking with his wife, punched him in the face, and walked away before returning to strike a second blow.
The department said the three officers had been placed on administrative leave. None of them had been involved in a shooting incident before.
The agency revealed that Schwartz joined the Oxnard Police Department in April 2022. He had served as an officer with the Burbank Police Department from August 2018 until March 2022.
The city is investigating the shooting incident.