TEMPE, AZ (KOLD News 13) - Authorities have released video of the officer-involved shooting that left a Tempe teen dead earlier this week.
The Tempe Police Department released the body cam video Friday, Jan. 18, three days after the incident.
The video starts with 14-year-old Antonio Arce running from an officer. The officer can be heard yelling “let me see your hands” once before firing two shots.
Antonio was struck once in the shoulder area, according to the TPD.
He continued running down the alleyway and out of sight of the officer. Antonio was later found and taken to a hospital, where he died.
Tempe Police Chief Sylvia Moir held a news conference Friday to talk about the case and release the video.
The officer involved in the shooting is a 14-year veteran with the TPD and Moir identified him only as Officer Jaen.
Moir started the news conference by her “deepest condolences to the young man’s family. The loss of his life is tragic.” She described the shooting as a “rapidly evolving incident” that unfolded in minutes.
Moir said the officer was called to the area about a suspicious vehicle.
She said the officer saw an armed suspect inside the vehicle and Arce ran away when the officer approached.
Authorities did find a weapon on Arce, but it turned out to be an airsoft handgun made to look like a 1911.
According to AZ Family, about 100 people protested outside TPD headquarters on Thursday.
The protesters gathered in support of Antonio’s family and chanted things like, “no justice, no peace,” and “no racist police.”