PLEASANTON (CBS SF) — A Pleasanton man who narrowly survived the shooting rampage in a Santa Barbara deli returned home Sunday night.
Dylan Fontillas could be seen in surveillance footage ducking for cover as Elliot Rodger opened fire in a Santa Barbara deli.
“If you look at the video, the bullets are actually coming over my head, breaking the glass, the coolers, I was actually sliding under,” Fontillas told KPIX 5.
He scrambled to the back corner of the store while shots rang out, then grabbed his phone to call his mom to say goodbye.
“I go straight to the back and that’s when I called my mom right away. I was like, I don’t know what’s gonna happen, but whatever happens just know I love you,” Fontillas said.
When the shooting stopped, the crowd of strangers saw Christopher Martinez bleeding on the floor.
They tried in vain to help, but Martinez died.
Dylan didn’t know any of the victims, or the shooter, but said the look on Rodger’s face is something he won’t forget.
“He was almost smiling, like he was happy about what was going on. It was very chilling. I’ll remember that face for a long time,” Fontillas told KPIX 5.