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off duty police officer was killed in his own home. tonight an east bay community is mourning the fallen officer and we are learning about what led up to the violent encounte encounter. good evening and thanks for joining us. >> officer gus vegas was shot inside his home in vallejo. he was a 15 year veteran of the richmond police force. >> alan is live tonight in vallejo. alan? >>reporter: hi. investigators removed yellow crime tape from around officer vegas's home tonight and wasn't long before people came by to honor a man nope as great father figure to his family and his neighbors. 58-year-old richmond police officer gus vegas was well respected by his neighbors. >> gus was as awe thencly a great human being as you are ever going to come across. >>reporter: officer vegas shot and killed in his vallejo home around 4:30 am. it happened after an altercation involving his daughter, her 6-year-old son
and the boy's father who had a gun. >> the suspect who was identified as robert vega, 30 years old, fairfield, was fled the scene with the grandson. >>reporter: police tracked vega to his apartment in fairfield where he gave up and turned over his son without incident. his neighbors were shocked to hear he was arrested for murder. >> every time that i have always seen him, he's always been a good dad. >>reporter: vallejo neighbors were equally stunned. they say robert vega car was of times parked at officer vegas's home. >> i think they all had a great relationship. i think something must have just went really sour. >>reporter: the flag were his lowered to half staff at richmond police headquarters where fellow officers were speechless. >> we are still just in shock. honestly i am not 100 percent, i'm not sure yet. >> officer vegas and his wife had 10 children and 20 grandchildren. in vallejo alan wong abc 7 new
news. >> we were at kaiser permanente vallejo medical center where officer vegas wife sandra treated for bruises and fractures. family friend says she was terrified during the domestic incident and jumped out of a second story window. she is recovering at home tonight. the vegas couple ran a non-profit foster care taking in any one who needed help. >> his house was the house. by all accounts for his children and for his grandkids and just people in vallejo. people in vallejo know the vegas family. in a very positive way. >>reporter: officer vegas's funeral is planned for next week. now stay on top of the story with abc 7 news app. down load for free and unable push alert to get updates as soon as they happen. 20 gunshot wounds. meth. prescription drugs those are some of the findings in adjust released autopsy report on the man killed by san francisco police. police shot and killed mario woods back in december after
they say he refused to drop his knife. cell phone video captured the shooting. cornell has been exam i hoping the autopsy report and jones us live from the newsroom. cornell. >>reporter: this autopsy report sparking lots of reaction tonight. the police union not surprised but others outraged about the use of force. >> oh, my god. drop it. >>reporter: police shooting of mario woods captured by a witness cell phone camera went viral on social media. his autopsy report shedding new light on that deadly confrontation. the san francisco medical examiner says woods was shot 20 times. multiple times in the back. one bullet grazed his face there were drugs in his system. meth. marijuana. two kind of anti-depressants, even cough syrup. civil rights attorney burris represents the woods family and says the report proves officers should have known the twishtion-year-old was on drugs and handled him definitely. >> try to talk to that person and talk them down or give them space to bring them under
control without unleashing the kind of definite straighting barrage of shots. >>reporter: san francisco police officer's association says the report speaks for it z.it shows he had methamphetamine in his system which would help explain the behavior, alleged stabbing of a stranger and his refusal to drop the knife. police say after being shot with bean bag and pepper spray woods still refused to drop the weapon. >> that is disgusting and really unacceptable. >>reporter: supervisor cohen calls 20 bullet into woods an outrage. >> further strengthen my resolve no mother has to deal with this and we are doing everything we need to do to ensure this doesn't happen again. >>reporter: cohen wants new method of deescalation by police. the police department is exited to thorough review of the shooting. three independent investigations are under way. in san francisco, cornell bernard, abc 7 news. new at 11:00. police in san francisco are trying to final the driver of a silver infinity suv who drove on to the sidewalk and crashed through the window of a restaurant.
we were in california as firefighters helped clean up the damage and put a tarp over the window. we are glad to tell you no one was hurt. the state department of public health tonight has lifted its ban on recreational dungeness crab fishing for all areas south of point reyes. pose recent test show levels of acid in dungeness crab are practically non-existent. commercial fishermen must still wait for the all clear from the california department of fish and wildlife. we were at fisherman wharf and a half moon bay. people in both locations just can not wait for the season to begin. >> circus. on each other. get out of my washington. i'm first, let's go fishing. >> this is our white gold. this is where our cash is. our money comes from we need the crabs. >>reporter: restaurants hope to start serving california dungeness crab some time next week. that's when fish and wildlife could give the all clear for commercial crabbing. two democrat who want to be
president sharpen their attack tonight in debate in milwaukee, wisconsin. >> criticism that we have heard republicans. i do not expect from some one running for the democratic nomination to succeed president obama. >> that is madam secretary that is a low blow. one of us ran against barack obama. i was not that candidate. >> on the republican side tonight donald trump made a bold redicks saying he's going to run the table and win every other state after nuchlt the republican debate again saturday night in south carolina. >> president obama is in los angeles tonight after quick visit to the bay area. he left for moffitt field in santa clara county paying special attention to the younger crowd. he kissed one baby and held another. the president was here for a couple of democratic fundraisers in the south bay. 24 surfer from around the world may be fighting nerves
tonight doing battle with some of the biggest waves on earth in the morning. we were at the ocean note half moon bay as surfer check in and got the boards ready for tomorrow. look of waves postponed the competition at the famous mavericks break last year despite that surfer say they are ready. >> i'm more prepared because every three days there has been a giant swell whether at jaws or coming here to surf orr mexico. everybody is really ballots ready at the moment. >> keep in mind spectators are not allowed on the beach or the bluff after 13 people were hurt back in 2010. if you want to watch the event on line we have a link on our web site. it should be spectacular. >> yes. well this is spectacular. all accounts window wash who are fell 11 stories in san francisco shouldn't be alive but perez somehow survived the astonishing fall. the struggle he still facing
and what he recalls from the plunge. say goodbye to super bowl city. what to expect for your morning commute. fog is what you can expect for the morning commute. you see it here. i'll let you know what will follow for your valentine's weekend coming up. >> thank you. first look what's coming up tonight on "jimmy kimmel live". >> thanks. here comes preview of tonight's phone. you want to lay down for a little while. relax. just lay down. relax. take off your shoes if you want and there's moving with move free ultra. it has triple-action support for your joints, cartilage and bones. and unlike the big
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but these liquid gels are new. gels and go. mucinex fast max. it's the same difference. this one is max strength and fights mucus. mucinex fast max. the only cold and flu liquid gel that's max-strength and fights mucus. let's end this. on november 21, 2014, people in the bay area were utterly shocked to hear a window washer falling from an 11 story building in san francisco only to survive. that man's name pedro perez. >> yes. lee ann is the only reporter who has spoken to perez about his astonishing ordeal and she has the exclusive interview. >>reporter: so many people tell me thinks impossible. nobody could survive this. i have been in contact with perez family since the accident
it has been the most trying year of their lives and as you can imagine his recovery has been long and tedious. after more than a year i finally met the man who was supposed to be dead. november 2014 california and montgomery street. emergency crew rushed to the scene of an accident. >> one individual fell off the pinned 0washing apparatus. >> he's definitely unconscious. >> took off my jacket. put it over him. >> perez an experienced window washer lost his balance and fell from the top of this 11 story building. 120 feet. landing on a moving car. >> i don't remember nothing. >>reporter: that's common with people who suffer serious brain trauma. he remembers waking up in the hospital three days later.
he had broken his pelvis. lost all feeling in his right leg. and severed an artery in his right arm which today he has trouble lifting. so what do you think happened up there. >> i felt very sure of myself. i felt i had a lot of experience. >>reporter: this is demonstration of what cal/osha concluded following the investigation. the lanyard attached to his safety harness was connected to an anchor point but perez briefly disconnected that lanyard to position himself on the edge of the roof. he was in the process of moving the extension cord of the suspended scaffold when he lost his balance. >> many times when i was there i would think if i ever fell i would be nothing but broken pieces. >>reporter: this passing toyota camry helped break his fall. perez would not have survived haddk the car gone by there a split second later. >> nobody survives a fall from
that high up. >>reporter: have you seen the car, a picture of the car? >> just a little bit. not for long because i don't want to site. i don't want to remember nothing about that. >>reporter: the driver mohammad of dublin had his share of luck that day. it would have been a different out come had perez landed on his windshield. because the accident still haunts him he refs to drive into downtown san francisco. >> officially when i was like making left turn so i was always thinking like something is going to fall or something is going to hit me. >>reporter: the two have never met. but mohammad was glad to know that perez was slowly recovering. still something as easy as putting on a pair of sox is a struggle. >> yes i think it's going every day better. >>reporter: perez is 59 years old and spends many hours a week doing physical therapy to relearn how to walk and strengthen his body. he's never going back to being a window washer.
his family won't let him. >> okay. the work is over. >>reporter: some people think wow! i got a second chance. now i'm going to do this. >> i want to8 help ottt people. thank god#%m alive. q8if i live a year orbr two, ths extra>reporter: he has so much life. now the company perez work for4p century window washing of concord was cited(c for a number of violations including5# not having fall protection equipment. now they were fined more thanmg 12,000 dollars. all the medical bills have been paid for by worker's come but ó the family doesn't have the extra income but he's alive. >> what a story. amazing. >> great spirit he's making the best of it. >> thank you lee ann. coming up tomorrow night on 7 news at 11:00. hidden76 world of the mow joy
what your kids are really saying when they ticket all those symbols. experts explain why every parent needs to know about this. that's tomorrow night at 11:00 on abc 7 newse. tomorrow you'll be glad to know that all superbowl road closures are over. we were along embarcadero shortly after it opened. part of the street closed for more than two weeks. regular muni service starts in the morning. superbowl banner on the ferry building is one of the few remaining signs of the big game. other than that it's a fading memory now. >> yes. >> certainly not football weather. it's baseball weather. >> pretty much. sandhya is here with what's ahead. >> hi there yes. item baseball weather for now but it's back to football like weather next week when we bring in some rain. live doppler 7hd right now showing you the clouds and some fog down below. visibility is fluctuating. it was dense fog half moon bay with quarter mile visibility now 2 and a half miles so in the morning for your commute
you have to be careful as you will notice that there will be some areas where it is murky. temperatures right now in the low to upper 50's across the entire bay area and here's a live look from our sutro tower cam are. at the fog just hovering over san francisco, this is the kind of picture you expect to see in the summer. patchy morning fog cooler in the afternoon, warmer for valentine's day and rain may return next week. a lock at the high surf advisory in effect right now. 8 to 12 foot waves, the waves are definitely building. it runs until saturday at 8:00 p.m. we are looking at the risk of sinker waves and rip current. swell heights 111 to 13 feet and now you know why mavericks is taking place at pillar point tomorrow. they are expecting breakers of 20 to 30 feet. temperatures in the low 50's. there will be some low clouds around and high clouds as well. 61 by noon time. quick update on el nino. climate prediction center just issued this. now as you recall we had a strong el nino. it is weakening. expect it to actually continue to weaken through late spring
early summer. i know the biggest question on many of your mind is what about the impact of bay area rainfal rainfall. unknown right now. but i do think there's hope because we still have the second half of february and we do have spring typically with el nino years we do seat impact continue go through spring so here's the deal. ample rainfall for january, february about 4 and a half inches. march we typically get just over three inches in san francisco. about an inch and a half in april. let's hope that materializes. certainly have a chance. stormy packet scale we use all winter 1 is light 5 is severe. chance of rain coming in on wednesday that system is a one. looks like wednesday night going into your thursday around here which we sorely need. mid 40's to low 50's first thing in the morning. some fog near the coast and possibly around the bay so you will need to be careful out there for the afternoon it's going to be cooler than today. today oakland airport had a
record of 74. tomorrow downtown oakland and oakland airport will come down 69 tomorrow downtown. 66 san francisco low 70's santa rosa, san jose livermore palo alto 68 in san mateo o. 64 half moon bay. accu-weather 7 day forecast enjoy this brief cool down. it warms up on valentine's day. we bring in mid 70's and by degrees we could be talking about record high pressures again but wed and thursday get ready for winter's return. one on the impact scale chances of rain and temperatures back down to the 60's. we need to bring out umbrella and the coats. it's always worth remembering...
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