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CDCR Press Release 2/17/12

CDCR Agents Shoot Wanted Fugitive in Arrest Attempt

DUARTE- California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) parole agents were attempting to arrest a parole violator about 2:30pm February 17 when he pulled a knife and threatened one of the agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety’s Los Angeles Fugitive Apprehension Team (LA FAT). The agent shot the parole violator. The OCS FAT agent was not physically injured.

Parolee-at-Large Samuel Castro, 20, is in serious condition and is undergoing surgery in a Los Angeles area hospital.

As a matter of standard procedure, the Deadly Force Investigation Team (DFIT) from CDCR’s Office of Internal Affairs is conducting a criminal and administrative investigation.  The Bureau of Independent Review (BIR) from the Office of the Inspector General monitors CDCR’s internal investigations. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office is also expected to investigate the incident.

Castro, a wanted fugitive, was suspended from parole on February 15 for failure to report to his agent.  He last served time in Corcoran State Prison for assault with a deadly weapon with great bodily injury for which was sentenced to 4 years in prison.

The Office of Correctional Safety’s mission is to protect the public and serve the CDCR investigative and security interests. OCS is the primary departmental link with allied law enforcement agencies and the California Emergency Management Agency. The Fugitive Apprehension Teams (FAT) conduct field arrest operations of high-risk parole violators and absconders.

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