Grover Beach police Taser man with knife
May 10, 2016
Grover Beach police officers Tasered an Oceano man who approached them with a 10-inch butcher knife early Monday morning. The suspect refused multiple commands to drop the knife.
Around 3:40 a.m., officers responding to a disturbance at a home in the 1600 block of Ramona Avenue in Grover Beach found Eugenio Zamorasierra, 37, standing at the front door of the residence. Zamorasierra was partially hiding behind a wall, and he refused orders to show his hands.
Zamorasierra then stepped out of the doorway and started walking toward the officers while displaying the butcher knife. The officers commanded Zamorasierra to drop the knife, but he kept approaching them with the weapon.
The police then deployed a Taser, which struck Zamorasierra and caused him to lose control of the knife. Officers grabbed the knife and arrested Zamorasierra without further incident.
Officers booked Zamorasierra in to the San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, resisting an officer and criminal threats. Zamorasierra remains in custody with his bail set at $50,000.