The Mesa Police Department released a short clip of body-camera footage on Wednesday evening that captured the fatal police shooting of 49-year-old James Schild.
Officers were called to the area of Brown Road and Val Vista Drive around 7:35 a.m. on Jan. 3 after receiving reports from a homeowner that a man had jumped over a wall into his backyard and was carrying something in his hand.
Irene Mahoney, a department spokesperson, said in a release that the homeowner provided officers a key to the locked backyard gate.
The body-camera footage, which lasts 40 seconds, shows two officers standing outside the gate for about 25 seconds before one officer opens the gate. Officers run backward and yell at Schild to “drop it” for about 10 seconds as he runs at them and yells obscenities. Then, an officer fires several rounds.
Mahoney said officers fired four bean-bag rounds and two Taser cartridges before two officers shot Schild with their firearms.
Another three-minute video from the homeowners doorbell camera captures officers telling Schild to drop what he’s holding before Schild charges down the driveway at the officers and into the street.
Mahoney said officers attempted life-saving measures but that Schild was ultimately declared deceased at the scene. It was then determined he had been holding a metal framing square.
The shooting was the first known police shooting in 2022 in Arizona.
Mahoney said the department would release a more detailed briefing within a week.
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