MERCED COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Merced County Sheriff's Office has released bodycam footage of a deadly deputy-involved shooting in Dos Palos.
On January 13, the sheriff's office received a call from a woman who said her boyfriend was armed with a knife and holding her five-year-old son captive.
She also accused the man of domestic violence and starting a fire inside the apartment.
Deputies responded to the apartment complex on Globe Avenue near Lexington Avenue in Dos Palos.
They spoke to the suspect, identified as 37-year-old Adolfo Cruz, during which Cruz threatened to kill himself and the child.
A crisis negotiator was called out and also spoke with Cruz, trying to convince him to put down the kitchen knife he had.
After Cru refused to cooperate, a detective fired one shot, hitting and killing him.
The child was rescued and was not physically harmed.
The 13-inch knife was recovered.