Body-cam video shows officer shoot armed suspect running toward Phoenix patrol SUV
The Phoenix Police Department has released body-cam video of an officer-involved shooting that happened earlier this month in a north Phoenix neighborhood.
Around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1, officers were dispatched to the area of 35th Avenue and Bell Road for reports of a man waving a gun. While en route, officers learned the suspect had been intimidating neighbors and had possibly been waving a gun in the same area the day before. Officers were also informed that the suspect might be with another man.
Police arrived in the area and saw two men sitting on a short landscaping wall. As the marked patrol SUV was slowing down, police say the suspect pulled a gun from his waistband and ran in the direction of officers. Body-cam video shows an officer in the passenger seat jump out of the SUV and open fire as the suspect runs by. Officers handcuffed the man and rendered aid until Phoenix Fire medics arrived to take him to a hospital. A handgun with an extended magazine was recovered at the scene.
The suspect was treated for serious injuries, but his current condition is unknown. His name will not be released until he’s out of the hospital and booked into jail.
Phoenix police say the officer involved in the shooting is assigned to the Cactus Park Precinct and has about four years of service. An internal investigation is underway, and once complete, per standard practice, it will be reviewed by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.