Shooting Victim Collendar:
Friends mourn his passing
By Randy Economy
July 1, 2010
(NEWS VIDEO CLIP FROM
Yorba Linda, CA
A quiet upscale Yorba Linda neighborhood is in shock today after the son of a well respected attorney was killed by a law enforcement officer early Wednesday morning.
Jullian Stanley Collendar, 25, (seen here in his Facebook Page) was fatally shot in an "officer-involved" incident, and today his family want answers to why this had to happen. Collender's father, is noted Orange County Family Law Attorney Richard Collender who told media outlets that police of were responsible for "murdering my son."
See Eileen Frere of EYEWITNESS NEWS
CRIME/EVIDENCE DETAILS BEING GATHERED:
An armed robbery took place at around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday night over at the Mercado Del Rio Shopping Center at La Palma Avenue in Yorba Linda. Police said one of the victims "apparently" recognized the robbery suspect as Collender. Police then went to the Collender's home over on the 24000 block of Avenida de Marcia at 12:25 a.m. to investigate the tip.
Collendar, police say, then confronted authorities outside of his residence. An officer then opened fire on Collendar striking him in the chest with a single bullet. Collendar was transported to a local hospital where he later died, according to Sgt. Bill Smyser of the Brea Police Department.
According to Attorney Collender, his son Julian had been a student at Santiago Canyon College and was planning to become a filmmaker and was planning to transfer to Cal State Fullerton or Cal State Los Angeles.
Since this shooting incident involved a law enforcement officer, the case is now being investigated by both the Orange County District Attorney's Office and Brea Police Department.
If you witnessed this situation, or have any details whatsoever, you are urged to call call Detective Phil Rodriguez at (714) 990-7677. More details as they emerge.