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Sat Jan 19, 2019, 12:35 PM

Cop fatally shot 14-year-old boy in the back - from 55 yards - as he ran away

Police in Arizona have released bodycam footage showing the moment one of their officers fired multiple shots and killed a 14-year-old boy as he was running away.

Antonio Arce was carrying a replica handgun and breaking into a car when he was shot in the back from 55 yards away on Tuesday by an officer identified only as Jaen, according to cops.

The footage shows Jaen, an officer for 17 years, arriving in a car and parking in an alley to investigate the reported burglary. He sees the suspect in a gray pickup truck facing his squad car and crouches behind a big, black plastic trash barrel before calling out 'hey' and raising his handgun.

The suspect then gets out of the passenger side of the truck and starts running down the alley (away from the officer) lined with wooden fence, chain link and concrete block. Jaen fires two shots as the suspect runs away and then shouts: 'Let me see your hands. Shot fired, shot fired.'

One of the two shots hit the teen in the rear shoulder blade area and the other hit a wall. He died at hospital.

Jaen, who has completed one combat tour in Iraq, is now on administrative leave.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6609119/Arizona-police-chief-Withhold-judgment-death-teen.html

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Reply Cop fatally shot 14-year-old boy in the back - from 55 yards - as he ran away (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Jan 2019 OP
RainCaster Jan 2019 #1
left-of-center2012 Jan 2019 #2
KCDebbie Jan 2019 #3
The Polack MSgt Jan 2019 #4

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2019, 01:02 PM

1. There is a pattern here - when will it stop?

And what will it take to end this acceptable homicide of our youth?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2019, 01:05 PM

2. For gawd sake ...

He was 55 yards distant and running away.

I still expect the "I feared for my life" excuse.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Jan 19, 2019, 01:27 PM

3. I don't understand it! Why would you shoot at someone

 

Who is running AWAY?!?!

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Response to KCDebbie (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 19, 2019, 06:37 PM

4. saves all the energy of chasing him down to shoot him

Up close


ETA

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