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Posted on: April 14, 2021

Daly City Statement on Officer-Involved Shooting

Daly City Statement on Officer-Involved Shooting 


Daly City Statement on Officer-Involved Shooting 

Daly City, CA – As previously reported, the Daly City Police Department was involved in an officer-involved shooting on the 700 block of Niantic Avenue in Daly City on April 7th, which resulted in the death of 44-year old Roger Cornelius Allen. This incident occurred when Daly City Police Officers came upon a parked truck to assist with a flat tire. After officers saw a gun, a struggle ensued with Mr. Allen. When the gun (later determined to be a replica gun) was pointed at the face of one of the officers, an officer fired their service handgun striking Mr. Allen. Officers removed Mr. Allen from the truck and provided emergency medical assistance. He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital where he died. 

This incident is still under investigation by the San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office. An administrative investigation by an impartial outside investigator will also be conducted. The City has provided updates to the public about this incident on April 7th, April 13th, April 14th, and April 28th, and will continue to provide updates during the course of the City’s investigation and review of this incident. We will not have the full details about what occurred in this incident until these investigations are complete. 

At this time, the City is releasing the names of the officers involved in this incident. Those officers are Officer Rosa Brenes, Lieutenant Michael Brennan, Officer Nicholas McCarthy and Officer Cameron Newton. 

As reported previously, the City requests that anyone with information relevant to this incident to please call the District Attorney’s Office, Chief Inspector William Massey at (650) 363-4883.

Additional Information:

Daly City press release from April 29, 2021

City of Daly City Press Release OIS 4.29.2021

Daly City press release from April 28, 2021

City of Daly City Press Release OIS 4.28.2021

Daly City press release from April 14, 2021

City of Daly City Press Release OIS 4.14.2021 front page

District Attorney’s press release from April 13, 2021
2021-04-13 SMC District Attorney Press Release DCPD Shooting April 7 front page

Daly City Police Department’s press release from April 7, 2021

DCPD Press Release OIS 4.7.2021 front page