Three years after Jaime Reyes Jr., 28, was shot and killed by a Fresno police officer, a dusty memorial of artificial flowers, stuffed animals and candles in Reyes’ honor remains outside Aynesworth Elementary School on Church Avenue in southeast Fresno. Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Reyes was armed with a gun when he was shot on the school campus in the afternoon of June 6, 2012. At the time of the shooting, Dyer said Reyes posed a threat to the officer who was pursuing him and to the students on campus. But a lawyer for Reyes’ family said Reyes didn’t pose a threat because the gun was wrapped in a plastic bag and was in his pocket. He contends the officer shot Reyes in the back. Reyes’ family has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Fresno Police Department.
Three years after Jaime Reyes Jr., 28, was shot and killed by a Fresno police officer, a dusty memorial of artificial flowers, stuffed animals and candles in Reyes’ honor remains outside Aynesworth Elementary School on Church Avenue in southeast Fresno. Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Reyes was armed with a gun when he was shot on the school campus in the afternoon of June 6, 2012. At the time of the shooting, Dyer said Reyes posed a threat to the officer who was pursuing him and to the students on campus. But a lawyer for Reyes’ family said Reyes didn’t pose a threat because the gun was wrapped in a plastic bag and was in his pocket. He contends the officer shot Reyes in the back. Reyes’ family has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Fresno Police Department. Pablo Lopez plopez@fresnobee.com
Three years after Jaime Reyes Jr., 28, was shot and killed by a Fresno police officer, a dusty memorial of artificial flowers, stuffed animals and candles in Reyes’ honor remains outside Aynesworth Elementary School on Church Avenue in southeast Fresno. Police Chief Jerry Dyer said Reyes was armed with a gun when he was shot on the school campus in the afternoon of June 6, 2012. At the time of the shooting, Dyer said Reyes posed a threat to the officer who was pursuing him and to the students on campus. But a lawyer for Reyes’ family said Reyes didn’t pose a threat because the gun was wrapped in a plastic bag and was in his pocket. He contends the officer shot Reyes in the back. Reyes’ family has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Fresno Police Department. Pablo Lopez plopez@fresnobee.com

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