NAPA (KRON) – The armed suspect who was shot and killed by a Napa sheriff deputy on Sunday had previously been deported three times, according to ICE.
“Javier Hernandez-Morales was a Mexican national unlawfully present in the United States who had been previously removed three times prior to 2011,” ICE said in a statement.
After 2011, the department issued detainers four separate times for Hernandez-Morales following his arrests for local crimes including driving under the influence, battery on a peace officer, selling liquor to a minor and probation violations.
ICE says none of the detainers lodged were honored by local jails.
The agency is thankful the deputy involved in the shooting wasn’t injured, however, ICE believes the attack could have been prevented had they been notified about any of the multiple times Hernandez-Morales was released from local custody over the last few years.
ICE closed out the statement saying, “This is an impactful, scary example of how public safety is affected by laws.”