Here’s the video of the blood-curdling moment a man pulled a gun and shot a cop dead just moments after they had a ‘friendly’ chat.
Newly released footage from a police body camera shows how a calm encounter between an Arizona officer and a domestic violence suspect quickly and unexpectedly turned deadly for the rookie cop last month.
The nearly 14-minute video from Officer Tyler Stewart’s department-issued recording device starts with Stewart in his patrol vehicle and ends with a gun pointed at him. The footage released Tuesday does not show the actual shooting.
Stewart and Robert Smith chat calmly outside Smith’s Flagstaff home December 27 for about three minutes. Smith had his hands in his pockets most of the time.
Moments after the officer asked if he could check Smith for weapons, Smith pulled a .22-caliber revolver from his right pocket and fired six shots at Stewart, five of which hit the 24-year-old officer: four in the head and one in the lower back.
Police said Smith, 28, killed himself almost immediately with Stewart’s service weapon and was pronounced dead at the scene.
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