DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (WHDH) — Body camera video captured the tense moments when a man pointed a handgun at three deputies before they fired back at him and killed him last month.
Video and images released by Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock during a Monday press conference showed deputies stopping a car for a traffic violation before the situation turned deadly on Aug. 31.
During the stop, Spurlock says the deputies trying to figure out if the passenger, Paul Askins, had a restraining order against the driver received multiple names and birthdays for Askins.
When they asked him to step out of the car, body camera video showed Askins with a gun in his hand.
The three deputies are then seen shooting at Askins.
An investigation into Askins showed he had multiple felony warrants out of El Paso County and a long criminal history.
The department has not released the names of the deputies at this time due to the ongoing investigation.
Spurlock did say that one deputy was a two-year veteran, the second an eight-year veteran and the last a 16-year veteran.
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