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Video shows moments before Benicia man was shot 41 times by Vallejo police

VALLEJO (KRON) - New video just released shows the moments before a Benicia man was shot 41 times by Vallejo police.

And a jury has already ruled that the man committed suicide by not dropping his knife.

On Wednesday, KRON4 is seeing the moments before he was shot in the dramatic video.

All of the neighbors were surprised that he was shot, even more surprised that he was shot 41 times. They say he must have been a real threat at the time.

Jeffrey Barboa is the man in the video. The video cuts off before he was shot and killed by five Vallejo officers in Richmond. He was shot a total of 41 times.

He had a knife similar to a machete in his hand and was slowly walking towards the officers with his hands up when he was gunned down. This happened after a high-speed chase with Barboa.

Police say the car he was in was the same one used in an El Cerrito donut store robbery weeks before.  A jury previously ruled that Barboa was responsible for his death by not dropping that weapon in his hand. 

A former neighbor of his said this has been a difficult time for Barboa's family.

The jury also found that he had some meth in his system.

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