Clearly, Serna was unable to cope with the situation due to his dementia, but what happened next was simply unthinkable. Rather than reaching for a taser or handcuffs, Officer Selma fired seven rounds into the grandfather, killing him instantly.
Now, Serna’s family is searching for answers. Why did their beloved husband, father, and grandfather have to die so senselessly?
In addition to being a loving father to his son, Roy, Serna was also a grandfather and great-grandfather. Sadly, he’s now one of nearly 400 mentally-ill individuals murdered by police this year.
After the senseless act of violence, Roy took to Facebook to share his grief. He said, “This was the last thing my dad was forced to leave me. No, not a hug, not a last goodbye…just a drop of his blood. That was a just a smear for them to wash away the mess that was left behind.”