Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton announced charges Wednesday against sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Hall for fatally shooting an unarmed man during a slow-speed police chase in November 2018.
Hall will be charged with voluntary manslaughter and assault with a semi-automatic weapon, Becton said Wednesday during a news briefing. Both charges are felonies.
While Becton’s office has been investigating the killing for more than two years, more pressure was placed on her office to take action after Hall fatally shot a second man March 11.
In the 2018 shooting, Hall fired nine shots at Newark resident Laudemer Arboleda, 33, as Arboleda attempted to drive his vehicle between two police vehicles. A subsequent internal investigation by the sheriff’s office did not find Hall at fault, allowing him to return to active duty.
Hall has been on administrative leave since the most recent shooting, in which he shot and killed 32-year-old Tyrell Wilson during a confrontation at the southwest corner of the Sycamore Valley Road overpass of Interstate Highway 680.