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Officials Release Video of July 4 Rampage in Bodega Bay

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    Officials Release "Disturbing" Video of LSD-Fueled Rampage

    Sonoma County sheriff's officials have released a video of an officer-involved shooting of a man who allegedly injured eight people July 4 after taking LSD. Sonoma County Sheriff Mark Essick warned viewers that the video is "disturbing". (Published Wednesday, July 31, 2019)

    Sonoma County sheriff's officials Tuesday released a video compilation of an officer-involved shooting of a man who allegedly injured eight people July 4.

    Sheriff Mark Essick warns viewers that the video of the shooting in Bodega Bay is graphic and disturbing. One part shows a woman being hit by a security guard's pickup truck driven by the suspect, 32-year-old Betai Koffi of San Francisco, as the victim walks on the side of Pelican Loop.

    Koffi allegedly took LSD before he went on the rampage.

    A video from Deputy Jason Pasero's body-worn camera shows Koffi driving the pickup toward a sheriff's vehicle and a California Highway Patrol car. Pasero shoots through the windshield, striking Koffi three times and ending the rampage. Pasero and a CHP officer handcuff Koffi and give him aid as they wait for paramedics as Koffi lies on the ground bleeding.

    Koffi suffered critical head injuries and remains in a hospital.

    The injuries to the woman and two other pedestrians struck by the stolen pickup were not life threatening. A security guard who was stabbed with a metal stake was released from a hospital.

    Koffi also allegedly injured four friends he was staying with in a rented house in Bodega Bay on July 4. Their injuries were not serious.

    Koffi was charged and arraigned in a hospital for attempted murder, assaults with a deadly weapon and a carjacking, all felonies.

    The sheriff's office posted the video on its Facebook page Tuesday afternoon.

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