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Sheriff releases edited bodycam footage of Kingman police fatally shooting man

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The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office launched an edited snippet of body-camera footage on Thursday that captured a Kingman police officer fatally shooting a man in September who fled from legislation enforcement after being stopped for excellent arrest warrants.

Police pulled over 36-year-old Marcus Fuentes on Sept. 15 at round 8:15 p.m. when Fuentes bolted from his automotive resulting in a foot chase. Police later discovered Fuentes hiding behind a pillar within the courtyard of a senior assisted dwelling facility, the Sheriff’s Office mentioned.

Body-camera footage exhibits Officer Mike Morris, an eight-year veteran with the division, aiming a rifle towards the pillar and ordering Fuentes to step out.

“I know you’re out there,” Morris is heard saying. “Come out with your hands up. You have a felony warrant. I believe you’re armed.”

Fuentes replies that he’s armed and Morris warns that he’ll shoot him if he does not come out along with his fingers up when Fuentes repeats that he’s armed.

Morris continues ordering Fuentes to return out along with his fingers up when Fuentes threatens to shoot himself.

Another officer tells Fuentes “show us your hands, bud,” however Fuentes refuses.

“No, f— you guys,” Fuentes says. “I’m gonna die before I go back, you hear me?”

An officer tells Fuentes “It doesn’t have to be that way” to which Fuentes replies, “Well, it’s gonna be that way.”

Footage from Morris’ body-camera exhibits Morris taking a number of steps again and firing a single shot a number of seconds after Fuentes’ Answer. Police say Fuentes “made a furtive movement,” although Fuentes is not in view of Morris’ digicam when Morris fires.

Police rendered first-aid to Fuentes earlier than he was transferred to a neighborhood hospital the place he was pronounced lifeless. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting and can submit its findings to the Mohave County Attorney’s Office for evaluate.

Morris has since been positioned on administrative go away following the shooting, as is customary protocol.

Reach the reporter Perry Vandell at 602-444-2474 or [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @PerryVandell.

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This article initially appeared on Arizona Republic: Sheriff releases footage of Kingman police fatally shooting man


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