San Diego Police identified the officer involved in a shooting in Little Italy March 3, 2018.
Officer Anthony Bueno arrived on scene and found the man, Brent Zadina, on the hood of a car, yelling at the driver.
Officer Bueno tried to arrest Zadina but he resisted and the officer used his taser.
When that failed to stop the suspect, Officer Bueno fired one round but missed Zadina. No one was injured.
Additional officers arrived and handcuffed Zadina, who was taken to the hospital for observation where he remains.
Officer Anthony Bueno has a lengthy troubled past.
In 2003 Officer Bueno was involved in the fatal shooting of Billye Venable, who was unarmed and shot in the back.
Witnesses identified Bueno as one of the officer who kicked Billye Venable while being held on the ground.
Bueno was arrested in 2007 on 4 counts of battery on a fellow officer while on duty. Bueno pleaded no contest to a lesser charge and was allowed to stay on the force.
In 2010 Bueno was accused of slashing a homeless couple’s tent. Who said he was upset because the couplr put up a tent during a rainy night.
Homeless advocate David Ross said the tent-slashing incident was one of five similar incidents documented against the officer during a two-week span.
Also in 2010 Bueno was on the scene of the death of a homeless man Another homeless man said Bueno was “joking and speaking very disrespectfully” about the deceased man and provoked the incident.
Officer Anthony Bueno Needs to Be Taken Off The Streets
“Him being on the streets invites similar behavior and reflects very poorly on the police department,” -David Ross Homeless Advocate
United Against Police Terror – San Diego