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Amid the national conversation about police wearing body cameras to capture an accurate account of their encounters, Flagstaff Police in Arizona released video of the moment a rookie cop was gunned down by a suspect on Dec. 27.
The above video, which stops just as Robert William Smith pulled out a firearm and shot Officer Tyler Jacob five times, was released following several public records requests from the media. The video, captured on Stewart’s body camera, reveals that the cop had addressed Smith calmly before the conversation turned deadly.
Stewart was responding to a domestic violence call at Smith’s house — the suspect was accused of breaking things in his girlfriend’s apartment and damaging the refrigerator, according to records.
From AZ Central:
Smith and Stewart were about to walk out the backdoor when Smith returned to his bedroom and emerged with his right hand stuffed in his…
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