A protocol investigation into an officer-involved shooting that killed a man who Lodi police say was armed with a knife will likely take a couple of months to complete, according to Lodi Police Lt. Sierra Brucia.
The District Attorney’s office and Department of Justice officials are working with the Lodi Police Department to investigate a shooting that occurred at 9:06 a.m. Saturday near Elderica Way.
Officers encountered Parminder Singh Shergill, 43, who they say was armed with a knife. Police say Shergill charged at the officers before they opened fire.
An eyewitness who claimed to have watched the incident from a nearby home said Shergill didn’t comply with the officers’ request to drop his knife, but that he never charged at the officers like Lodi police say.
Brucia said only the conclusion of the investigation will be made public, which will state whether the officers used justifiable force.