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Body camera footage, reports give new details of officer shooting

PHOENIX — Two weeks in the past police stated a person was performing erratically, throwing issues at vehicles and companies close to 7th Street and Bell Road.

When officers responded, they stated he had a river rock and was nearing an entrance to a Chili’s when the shooting occurred.

“He came in kind of shouting,” stated one 911 caller. “Then he threw a bottle and broke glass at our door.”

911 calls and physique camera element what was taking place within the space earlier than the shooting.

“He’s been wandering around The UPS Store,” stated one other 911 caller. “And now he just came out of there, but he’s being kind of violent.”

People telling police there was a person, recognized in police reports as Yoser Campos-Gerardo, breaking home windows at companies and even one individual’s condo.

Body camera exhibits two officers arriving and making an attempt to make contact with the person in a car parking zone.

“Drop the rock,” stated one officer. “I’m gonna tase him.”

One of the officers grabs a taser, however the man is just too far-off.

That officer finally ends up going again for a stun bag, however finally will get in his automobile when the person takes off operating throughout Bell Road.

The different officer follows the person, operating as nicely.

In new physique cam footage, you possibly can hear officers making an attempt to get the person to drop what they name the “river rock.”

At least one is heard giving instructions like, “drop the rock and get on the ground.”

But as an alternative, the person runs towards a close-by Chili’s. That’s the place police say he made a throwing movement along with his arm and approached the door.

Throughout the footage you possibly can hear the officer operating after the person calling for an officer with a stun bag a number of instances, together with simply seconds earlier than the shooting.

“Don’t go in there,” the officer is heard yelling earlier than firing his gun.

ABC15 discovered, the person remains to be within the hospital and based on police reports was shot as soon as within the leg.

Today police denied our request for an interview saying the case includes lively and ongoing prosecution.

We know the officer who fired is a 15-year veteran with the division.

In those self same reports, it stated the person made a throwing movement in direction of police earlier within the pursuit. That induced the officer, together with the person’s erratic conduct, to concern for the Chili’s clients security.

When the person is launched, the report stated he “will be charged with one count of aggravated assault on a police officer, two counts of criminal damage, with additional charges pending.”

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