Police Body Camera Shows Moment Suspect Pulls a Gun on Florida Officer
Body camera video from an officer-involved shooting July 4th weekend shows what happened before and after a man died from gunshot wounds. The Tampa Police Department released body camera video of the confrontation but excluded video of the shooting.
The footage shows John Reuben Turbe Jr. raises his gun at Tampa police officer Bryan Velazquez, which the department said forced the officer to open fire.
Officer Velazquez responded to a call about a fight at the Tampa Texaco gas station. He spotted Turbe and ordered him to drop his weapon, but Turbe tried to run. When the officer chased, Turbe turned around and raised the gun. The video freezes, but the audio continues, with three shots fired. When the video resumes, an officer is performing chest compressions on Turbe.
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