News, Culture & Society

Protests erupt in Phoenix after cops gun down man in parked car

Protests erupt in Phoenix after video shows the moment cops yelled ‘I will f**king shoot you’ before gunning down armed man inside a parked car

  • Police said they responded to a home after a caller reported that a man who tried to kill him a week ago had returned with a knife and was threatening him again 
  • In video recorded by witnesses, police are heard yelling at the suspect: ‘Hey, stop f**king moving. I will f**king shoot you!’ 
  • Moments later, a cracking sounds is heard followed by about 10 gunshots 
  • When officers asked him to step out of car, he allegedly showed them a gun
  • Cops demanded the man to drop the gun, but say he raised the weapon instead 
  • One cop then broke a window to distract the man and two other cops opened fire
  • The Phoenix Police Department has not released the man’s name but Phoenix City Councilman Carlos Garcia identified him as James Garcia 

The officer-involved shooting death of an armed man who was sitting inside a parked car in Phoenix has prompted protests to erupt across the city. 

Phoenix police released a statement and bodycam footage of the incident that occurred around 1pm on Saturday. 

Authorities said they responded to a residence after a caller reported that a man who tried to kill him a week ago had returned with a knife and was threatening him again.

In video recorded by witnesses, police are heard yelling at the man: ‘Hey, stop f**king moving. I will f**king shoot you!’

Moments later, a cracking sounds is heard followed by about 10 gunshots

In video recorded by witnesses, police are heard yelling at the man: ‘Hey, stop f**king moving. I will f**king shoot you!’ Moments later, a cracking sounds is heard followed by about 10 gunshots

Moments later, a cracking sounds is heard followed by about 10 gunshots. Witnesses are heard screaming that the man inside the vehicle is dead. 

‘That’s f**ked up man!’ one bystander is heard yelling at the officers who are seen in the video surrounding the vehicle.  

Shortly after the shooting went viral, police released bodycam footage from responding officers that shows a different angle. 

In that footage, officers are seen removing a gun from the front seat of the man’s vehicle. 

Officers then removed him from the vehicle and Phoenix Fire personnel transported him to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. 

According to a police statement, two officers arrived at the scene and saw the suspect sitting in a parked car in a driveway.

Officers approached the car to let the man know they were investigating an aggravated assault.

Police said when the officers asked the man to get out of the car, he rolled up the window and showed a gun.

Shortly after the shooting went viral, police released bodycam footage from responding officers that shows a different angle

Shortly after the shooting went viral, police released bodycam footage from responding officers that shows a different angle

In that footage, officers are seen removing a gun from the front seat of the man's vehicle

In that footage, officers are seen removing a gun from the front seat of the man’s vehicle

Officers demanded the man to drop the gun, but say he raised the weapon and allegedly pointed it toward the officers. 

Police said one officer broke the side window of the car to distract the man and two other officers opened fire.

The Phoenix Police Department has not released the man’s name but Phoenix City Councilman Carlos Garcia said his name was James Garcia. 

Following the man’s death, protests erupted across the city. 

Councilman Garcia shared the video on his Facebook page, saying: ‘It does not shock us that despite all the scrutiny from community Phoenix PD continues to respond violently to calls.

‘But, we must all continue to ask for transparency and accountability. The department also issued a premature statement leaving out facts about the case. 

‘We cannot allow for dishonest narratives to be built by violent departments. we will continue to call for independent investigations into officer involved shootings.’

The police department has also urged witnesses to send in any video of the officer-involved shooting.  

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


Comments are closed.