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Body cam shows lack of thorough search ahead of teen shooting self at Jail

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Bodycam video from the San Antonio Police, showing the arrest of the teenager who later shot himself at the Bexar County Jail.

Despite being searched and handcuffed, the 19-year-old still managed to sneak a gun into the jail, then shot himself during the booking process.

Investigators say he used a gun that he brought into the secured facility. Now, we're getting a look at the moment he was arrested.

In the more than 5 1/2-minute body cam footage taken from March 3, it shows San Antonio Police officers repeatedly ask 19-year-old Jesus Rey Gonzales if he has any weapons on him. He was arrested on a family violence warrant.

Gonzales was wearing several layers of clothing in the video.

You can see officers search his pockets, taking out his wallet and even counting the money he had in front of him. But officers did not pat the teenager down completely. We learned later that he was hiding a gun in the waistband on the back side area of his body.

According to Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, it was during a strip search in a secure area of the booking facility that Gonzales pulled out the gun and turned it on himself.

While he declined to comment on the San Antonio Police's part of the booking process, Sheriff Salazar did say he wished jail staff would have conducted a more thorough pat down.

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video
Duration
6:00
Date
Mar-28-2024
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ThisIsButter1 (9871.00)

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