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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Sheriff’s Office releases body worn camera video of officer-involved shooting

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CENTENNIAL – The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the body worn camera video of three deputies involved in an officer-involved shooting that occurred at the Ivy Crossing apartment complex at 7545 E. Harvard Ave. The shooting happened on March 3, 2022, at approximately 7:40 a.m. The Sheriff’s Office is releasing the body worn camera recordings pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes § 24-31-902(2)(a). The video footage has been redacted in part to protect the privacy interest of the suspect.

The video can be found HERE. It shows a view from all three of the deputies’ body worn cameras during the incident. They are Deputy Daniel Willmont, Deputy Kenneth Foley and Deputy Joshua Bandstra. While on patrol, Deputy Willmont received a citizen request to investigate a suspicious vehicle. Deputy Willmont learned the suspicious vehicle had been reported stolen and called for assistance. Once on scene, the deputies contacted the suspect, who was sitting in the driver’s seat of the stolen vehicle, a brown Kia Sportage SUV. The deputies announced themselves and attempted to obtain the suspect’s voluntary surrender, but the suspect failed to comply with the deputies’ commands to show both of his hands. The suspect then placed the stolen vehicle into reverse and hit the patrol vehicle where Deputy Willmont was positioned. As the stolen vehicle reversed, Deputy Foley deployed his taser through the driver’s side window and Deputy Willmont fired his agency-issued rifle through the rear window of the stolen vehicle. The suspect then placed the vehicle into drive. Once the vehicle came to a stop, the deputies removed the suspect, secured him and rendered emergency aid after determining he had suffered a single gunshot wound to the back. Deputies requested fire rescue and advanced life support resources but the suspect, Jamarian McGhee, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene. A weapon was also recovered from the suspect.

The incident is currently being investigated by the 18th Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT). Until the CIRT Team completes its investigation, no additional information will be released. 

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