(USA TODAY) Police in Bakersfield, Calif., found a crucifix on an unarmed 73-year-old retiree with dementia shot dead by an officer, after police said the man ignored their requests to remove his hands from his jacket.
An officer fired seven rounds into Francisco Serna early Monday morning after a neighbor contacted police and said Serna brandished a gun at his wife and wife's friend.
"During a search of Mr. Serna a dark-colored simulated woodgrain crucifix was recovered," read a statement from the Bakersfield Police Department. "Mr. Serna was not armed at the time of the shooting. No firearm has been recovered."
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