New details surrounding Tempe officer involved shooting released

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP/FOX 10) -- Tempe's police chief has offered her condolences to the family of a 14-year-old burglary suspect who was shot and killed by an officer.

Chief Sylvia Moir called the death this week "tragic" and asked that the public withhold judgment until an investigation is completed. Moir says she called the news conference Friday to be transparent.

The boy, identified by his family as Antonio Arce, was carrying a replica handgun when he was shot by a Tempe officer identified only as Officer Jaen.

Moir was flanked on one side by six enlarged still photographs, several of them pulled out of video from the officer's body-worn camera.

She says Jaen has been an officer for 17 years -- 14 of them with Tempe. He was placed on administrative leave.

Tempe Police officials also released a still image of the bodycam video where it appears as of Arce had a gun. As it turns out, it was an airsoft gun.

Meanwhile, relatives of Arce are mourning their loss as they plan his funeral. Arce's brother, Jason Gonzalez, says the family will receive Arce's body on Friday for the funeral.

The Associated Press (AP) contributed to this report.