Police release new body-camera video of deadly Fourth of July officer-involved shooting

The Phoenix Police Department released new body-camera video in connection to a deadly officer-involved shooting that happened in the driveway of a home on July 4.

Twenty-eight-year-old James Garcia was sitting in a car outside of a home near 56th Avenue and Glenrosa after police were called to the scene to investigate a possible assault.

Officers say Garcia refused to get out of the car and told police to shoot him.

Moments later, police say they noticed Garcia had a gun in his hand and shortly after, officers opened fire, killing Garcia.

Phoenix Police says the incident started with a 911 call that has now been released.

“Last week someone hit me with a knife, and I go to the hospital for a couple days, and the police looking for the guy and he’s right here and he tried to do the same thing again," said a 911 caller.

It’s not clear if Garcia was the suspect identified in the call.


Earlier this month, police released a portion of the body-camera video but said the full video could not be released at that time because doing so would compromise their investigation.

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams has requested an independent investigation of the case by the FBI.


Family of slain 29-year-old demands answers from Phoenix PD about his death

The family of 29-year-old James Garica wants answers as to why their loved one was killed by police on July 4th. Body camera footage was released, but only of after the incident.

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