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Emergency Caller Arrested

A California man who called 911 is being charged with manslaughter.

March 28, 2012– Police in Pasadena, California have arrested a man who called 911. Authorities claim the man, Oscar Carillo, made up a story about an armed robber that eventually led to a black college student being shot and killed.

Police say they were dispatched after Carillo called 911 and told the operator he had been robbed. He said two armed individuals had stolen his backpack and laptop while he bought tacos.

Carillo claims one of the robbers pointed his handgun at him. Police however, said they believe the two men were not armed. One of them, Kendrec McDade was shot and killed by police on Tuesday night.

Police arrested Carillo Wednesday and have charged him with suspicion of involuntary manslaughter. McDade was killed after police say he made a movement towards his waist. Two police officers shot McDade and both have said they thought he was reaching for a weapon. McDade was a standout athlete at Azusa High. Police have not recovered the stolen laptop or the alleged gun involved in the robbery.

The Chief of Police of Pasadena, Phillip Sanchez, said Carillo was arrested because he insisted a gun was used in the robbery and that was put into the mindset of officers who responded to the 911 call.

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