Body-cam video of Pasadena officer involved shooting released

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Pasadena PD releases body cam of officer shooting at suspect (KTRK)

Pasadena police have released body-cam and dash-cam video of an officer-involved shooting that prompted a lockdown of several schools.

Authorities tell ABC13 the incident happened around 4 a.m. and lasted for about three hours.

Police say this all started when a homeowner reported someone knocking on her door and ringing her doorbell.

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The all clear has been given near 3 Pasadena schools after an officer-involved shooting in the area early Monday morning.

The woman had a Ring video doorbell, which captured an image of the man and allowed it to be shared with police quickly.

"She was able to get us that image pretty quickly to help our officers out there looking for him, identify him," Pasadena Assistant Chief Josh Bruegger said.

It isn't the only video evidence police have of the suspect.

Monday afternoon, officers gave Eyewitness News body camera, and dash camera video of the suspect hopping a fence, showing weapons and the officer firing four shots.

"He pulled two guns, one in each hand," Bruegger said. "Then, the officer then discharged his weapon four times at the suspect."

An officer had a description of the suspect and saw him crossing the street, ordering him to stop.

The suspect took off, jumped fences and pulled out what was later determined to be two pellet guns. An Officer fired at the suspect, who was not hit.

Authorities say the man dropped the guns and ran, but because several schools in the area were starting, police asked the district to be put on lockdown.

The Pasadena Police Department tweeted that it was urging all citizens to stay out of the area around Bondy Intermediate, Turner Elementary and Pasadena Memorial High School while officers searched for the suspect.

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Pasadena PD releases body cam of officer shooting at suspect

"It was scary to us because this is such a little bitty neighborhood, and it's quiet," Pasadena resident, Betty Anderson said.

Officials say they received a phone call around 7:30 a.m. from a convenience store on Preston and Crenshaw about a suspicious person.

That turned out to be the suspect, who was arrested. Police found another pellet gun where the man was taken into custody.

He was taken to jail. Charges are pending.

The schools reopened. No officers were hurt.

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