Arizona police released a body-mounted camera in which a 14-year-old boy – carrying a 1932 replica Airsoft weapon – was run away from the officer before being shot dead in an alley on Tuesday.
The Boy Described by his family as Antonio Arce, he died Tuesday after being hit by a bullet fired by Officer Jean, police said. The officer responded to a break-in of a car in an alley in Tempe when he spotted the teenager in a gray pickup truck in front of his patrol car.
In the video published by the police, Jaen arrives at the scene and parks the patrol car in the alley huddled behind a trashcan and says: "Hey".
The officer pulls out his gun as the teenager leaves the passenger side and runs down the lane lined with wooden fence and chain link and concrete block. The police initially said that the "suspect turned to the officer", who then "took a threat and fired his service weapon" ̵
"Let me see your hands," yells Jaen and shoots two shots as the teen runs away. "Shot fired, shot fired," the officer screams as he chases the teenager down the alley.
"He has a handgun, he has a handgun," yells Jaen later. The video ends before the officer reaches the corpse of Arce.
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The second shot Jaen fired off a wall, the Tempe police chief, Sylvia Moir, told the public Asking to suspend the sentence until the investigation into the deadly shootings ends does not clearly identify it as a replica handgun. Two witnesses told the police that the boy had an item in his hand that appeared to be a weapon.
Police later said she found a replica weapon on the teenager.
Arce was taken to a hospital where he later died.
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Family and friends held a vigil for Arce on Saturday More information will be posted by the shoot. Arce's brother said the teenager ran in front of the officer, "because he was scared," FOX10 reported.
"I did not know that it would hurt so much, my boy … in this place is my son, a child The 14-year-old does not know what's good and what's bad because he did not live long enough ", said Arce's parents at the vigil.
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The Tempe police investigate the shooting. Jaen, who has been with the Tempe police for 14 years, has been on administrative leave.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.