Newly launched Police body camera video From the lethal mass capturing at Prepare dinner’s Nook in Trabuco Canyon, exhibits the tense gunfight to cease the shooter.
Three individuals have been killed and 6 others have been injured when retired Ventura Police Sgt. John Snowling opened fireplace inside and out of doors the pub on August 23.
One of many mass capturing victims who survived is talking out after seeing police physique digital camera video for the primary time.
“I hit 38,” mentioned Mike Bertuccini, a survivor of the Prepare dinner Nook capturing. “It went by my aspect, went by my left lung, my diaphragm, hit my liver, and went into my abdomen.”
Bertuccini recalled being only some toes from the gunman when he emerged from the bar with two handguns after capturing his estranged spouse and her pals after which fired into the courtyard crowd.
“I keep in mind after I acquired hit, it felt like somebody punched me,” Bertuccini mentioned. “However after I turned and seemed and he was standing there capturing at us with the 2 pistols, I pushed my pal Andy and mentioned, ‘Run!’ We jumped down into the stream.
As he watched the police physique digital camera video for the primary time and painfully recalled the tragic incident, Bertuccini mentioned in that second, all he might take into consideration was his two sons.
“I ought to have misplaced my life. That is what made me know that I had an 18-year-old and a 6-year-old,” he mentioned.
Bertuccini remembers bleeding as gunfire shot above him whereas his pals screamed for assist. As paramedics carried him on a stretcher, he heard over the radio that after a 10-minute battle, the gunman had lastly been captured. Three different firearms have been present in his possession.
Docs advised Bertuccini that his coronary heart stopped twice on the way in which to the hospital, and he believes he would have died if his pal and the deputy had not pulled him to security.
“I wish to thank him as a result of whether or not it was 10 seconds or 20 seconds that put me in that paramedic, it acquired me there loads sooner,” he mentioned. “He saved my life. I wish to meet him and thank him. I need individuals to know that there are law enforcement officials on the market who go above and past. I need to have the ability to thank them as a result of I am nonetheless right here for my youngster.”