PHOENIX – This week, the Phoenix Police Department released bodycam footage of an officer involved shooting that occurred on June 14, 2020.
The video shows 55-year-old Jon David Brouseau, armed with a knife, charge at an officer at approximately 7:45 p.m. in a parking lot near 43rd Avenue and Union Hills in Phoenix.
According to the Phoenix Police Department:
A 911 caller reported a drunk man armed with a knife was threatening customers inside a grocery store.
Officers responded to the scene and saw several people pointing to Brouseau who was now walking around the parking lot.
The officer contacted Brouseau and immediately noticed that he was armed with a knife.
The officer repeatedly told Brouseau to drop the knife. The man ignored the commands and told the officer he would kill her. After almost a minute of walked toward the officer with the knife in hand, Brouseau charged at the officer and she fired her weapon at him.
The incident was recorded not only on body-worn camera from the officer but also on the cell phones of several witnesses.
Additional officers arrived and were able to handcuff Brouseau and get him medical attention.
Brouseau is expected to survive his injuries and will be charged with aggravated assault. There were no other community members injured.
The officer who fired her weapon is assigned to the Cactus Park Precinct and has 1 year of service.
Conclusions about whether the actions of the officers are consistent with department policy and the law will not be made until all facts are known and the investigation is complete.