Body camera footage below
Napa County, CA— A man who opened fire on a Napa County sheriff’s deputy standing outside his car window during a traffic stop was in the U.S. illegally and had been deported three times, authorities said.
Javier Hernandez-Morales, who was killed during an exchange of gunfire during a traffic stop, had been arrested several times since his last removal to Mexico in 2010 according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
ICE said he was deported twice in 2007 and once in 2010
Since then, federal immigration authorities said they issued four detainers in Napa and Sonoma counties, but none were honored by the jails.
She knocks on the driver window and asks him three times to roll it down.
Moments later, Hernandez-Morales opens the window, pulls out a gun and, in close range, opens fire on the deputy.
Jarecki calls for help while running to the other side of the car, where she shot back at him.
Jarecki was not injured.
Hernandez-Morales died at the scene.
“It’s unfortunate that our law enforcement partners and the community are subjected to dangerous consequences because of inflexible state laws that protect criminal aliens,” ICE spokesman Richard Rocha said in a statement.
Rocha said, “This is an impactful, scary example of how public safety is affected by laws or policies limiting local law enforcement agencies’ ability to cooperate with ICE.”
The Napa County Sheriff’s Office released a 48-second video that captured the encounter.
The camera footage shows a female deputy, identified as Riley Jarecki by the Sheriff’s Office, standing on the passenger side of Hernandez-Morales’ car shortly after 11 p.m.
Jarecki asked Hernandez-Morales’ if she could look around in his car, and he throws his hands up suggesting that she can.
“Wait right there, don’t move, OK?” Jarecki says. She shines her flashlight in the car before walking around to the driver’s side.