To my understanding there were more than eight officers there the night Asa was murdered. While Keesor and Alvis went into the attic, Morgado was in the bathroom, directly below where my brother hid, lying inbetween the rafters, underneath the insulation on the attic floor. Morgado was banging on the ceiling with a stick, then shouting up through the floor that he found my brother. The other officers shot down through the floor, then he shot up, thinking he'd been fired upon. They initially said Asa stood up and took a firing stance in the two and a half foot area he hid in, then with gun in hand, aimed and shot at them. Then they said he had some dark object in his hand and saw a spark and heard a loud noise that grazed the ear of Alvis, who shot back with Keesor. Then they said Asa said something like 'You'll never take me alive Coppers' to justify them shooting him. I went
into that attic, to see for myself if what the stated could be true, the blood was everywhere on the floor but not on the walls, as if he was lying down, not standing, as they murdered him. Many different stories for the same incident. Why so many police on a random routine safety check and in plain clothes? They were there all of 12 minutes and took my brother's life.
The man in this situation had a witness recording the peace officer assult him, just as Oscar Grant had witnesses record his murder. Oakland PD are piloting a program similar to San Jose PD and Menlo Park Fire Department (or some other FD) to have cameras on their head or body to record their actions and review for training, exoneration of facts and help officers but not to help the civilians that they are sworn to protect.
We still seek the truth after five years of Asa's murder and wait to see what happened that night.