KPD Releases Body Cam Of Deadly Officer Involved Shooting

Published by The Bee News

August 2, 2018

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LAKE HAVASU CITY—Authorities have released the body camera footage of an officer-involved-shooting last week at a home on Rainbow Lane in Lake Havasu City.

The shooting left Brent Bowdon, 56, of Patagonia, Arizona, with fatal injuries.

Kingman Police said Thursday in a statement that the shooting continues to be investigated, but preliminary information from footage from the camera reportedly shows three Lake Havasu City officers issuing commands on several occasions for Bowdon to show his hands.

Bowdon was reportedly heavily intoxicated during the incident and was involved in an hours-long verbal argument with his wife prior to police arriving, said Kingman Police Deputy Chief Rusty Cooper.

He was reportedly despondent following the argument and allegedly acted like he had a weapon behind his back.

Officers made contact with Bowdon’s wife in front of the Rainbow Lane residence, where she reportedly told officers he was unarmed, however, he was going to pretend he had a gun, said Cooper.

Bowdon can be seen on camera walking towards the officer’s with his right hand behind his back. Officer’s continued for nearly seven minutes to dispel the incident and asked Bowdon to show his hands, stop walking towards them and to drop any gun he may have.

Cooper said Bowdon failed to comply with the police demands and was shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Furthermore, said Cooper, Bowdon did not have a gun or anything that represented a gun on him and that officers at the scene had fired 10 rounds during the shooting.

The officers involved have been identified as Officer Earl Chalfant, a 16-year police veteran; Officer Angus McCabe, a one-year police veteran; and Officer Camaron Hollis, a seven-month police veteran.

Stay with The Bee on this developing story.


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