Perez-Lopez, Amilcar, 21



San Francisco

California

2015-02-26 15:36:13+002015Amilcar Perez Lopez was killed by the two undercover SFPD cops on 2/26/2015. Amilcar was an undocumented Guatemalan national. While at the vigil neighbors and friends told their fair of coming forward because they fear the police may harm them. His roomates witnessed the killing: “The day he was killed, we saw everything,” one said in Spanish. “I want to say everything I know, but I am scared,” he said adding that he feared being deported for not cooperating with police. Both of the roommates are facing an eviction at the end of the month. Their version differed sharply from the official version which casts López-Pérez as allegedly attempting to steal a bicycle with a knife when two plainclothes officers came on the scene at 9:45 p.m. The alleged victim thanked police for saving his life, police reported on the night of the incident. However, neighbors and eye witnesses assert that police walked into a crime in progress and confused López-Pérez as a suspect, when in fact he was the victim. The witnesses said that the cyclist stole López-Pérez’s cell phone and he was chasing after him. One of the eyewitnesses offered more details at Saturday’s vigil. “The cops came from behind him,” he said. “He didn’t realize they were cops. He squirmed away and ran towards the two (parked) cars. They ordered him to drop the weapon, he did -over there- (he signaled to the side of the altar on the sidewalk) and then they shot him.” - From Mission Local.Latinohttp://missionlocal.org/2015/03/eyewitnesses-speak-up-at-vigil-for-amilcar-lopez-perez/
Amilcar Perez Lopez was killed by the two undercover SFPD cops on 2/26/2015. Amilcar was an undocumented Guatemalan national. While at the vigil neighbors and friends told their fair of coming forward because they fear the police may harm them. His roomates witnessed the killing: “The day he was killed, we saw everything,” one said in Spanish. “I want to say everything I know, but I am scared,” he said adding that he feared being deported for not cooperating with police. Both of the roommates are facing an eviction at the end of the month. Their version differed sharply from the official version which casts López-Pérez as allegedly attempting to steal a bicycle with a knife when two plainclothes officers came on the scene at 9:45 p.m. The alleged victim thanked police for saving his life, police reported on the night of the incident. However, neighbors and eye witnesses assert that police walked into a crime in progress and confused López-Pérez as a suspect, when in fact he was the victim. The witnesses said that the cyclist stole López-Pérez’s cell phone and he was chasing after him. One of the eyewitnesses offered more details at Saturday’s vigil. “The cops came from behind him,” he said. “He didn’t realize they were cops. He squirmed away and ran towards the two (parked) cars. They ordered him to drop the weapon, he did -over there- (he signaled to the side of the altar on the sidewalk) and then they shot him.” - From Mission Local.