Officers Didn’t Give Medical Aid to Man Shot by Police in Barstow Walmart Parking Lot, Family Lawyer Alleges

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An attorney for the family of a black man who was shot to death by Barstow police said that an independent autopsy reveals Diante Yarber was struck by at least 10 rounds before he asphyxiated on his own blood.

The scene of a fatal police shooting in a Barstow Walmart parking lot is taped off on April 5, 2018. (Credit: Victor Valley News Group)
The scene of a fatal police shooting in a Barstow Walmart parking lot is taped off on April 5, 2018. (Credit: Victor Valley News Group)

Family attorney S. Lee Merritt also told reporters Monday that witnesses say officers never attempted to render aid to the dying man.

Yarber, 26, was behind the wheel of a black Ford Mustang in a Walmart parking lot when officers fired 30 rounds at the vehicle on April 5.

Barstow police have insisted their officers opened fire after Yarber shifted into reverse and hit a patrol car. They say he accelerated again toward officers standing near their vehicles.

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