911 calls, bodycam video released of deadly Phoenix police shooting
PHOENIX - Police have released new body camera video and 911 recordings after officers shot and killed a man in a north Phoenix neighborhood on Memorial Day weekend.
According to police, the shooting stemmed from a domestic dispute at a home near 24th Street and Cactus Road on May 29. A woman reportedly called and said her husband was drunk and shooting in their home.
"While responding to the scene, officers learned that an adult male involved in the dispute had a firearm and discharged it inside and outside the residence several times," Sgt. Vincent Cole said in a statement on May 30.
Once at the scene, police say they could hear Tony Brown, 52, firing his gun in the distance. Officers saw him outside the home waving a gun.
"Officers gave him commands to drop it, before he pointed it at them, resulting in an officer involved shooting," Sgt. Cole added.
Police shot him, and he died from his injuries. A gun was found near his body.
Witnesses saw more than a dozen police cars in the neighborhood and a PD helicopter hovering over the area.
"If you reach for the weapon, the dog will bite," a neighbor recounted hearing from a police officer's megaphone.