By Associated Press - Monday, July 20, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) - The Phoenix Police Department on Monday released body-camera videos of the moments before a man was fatally shot by officers while he was sitting in a parked car in a driveway.

The video appears to show a police officer yelling multiple times that he’ll shoot if 28-year-old James “Jay” Garcia lifts the gun he’s holding.

The department initially released video of the aftermath of the July 4 shooting, but didn’t show what preceded it until now.

Police were called to a home in Phoenix’s Maryvale neighborhood about a suspect in an attempted stabbing case.

Officers spoke with Garcia and commanded him to get out of the car.



Garcia allegedly rolled up the window and police said he brandished a handgun and allegedly told an officer to shoot him.

When Garcia refused to lower the weapon, an officer broke a window as a distraction and two other officers opened fire.

Garcia was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams has asked the FBI to conduct an independent probe of the incident to determine if Garcia’s civil rights were violated.

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