Tucson, AZ – The Tucson Police Department has released surveillance video and body-cam video of a deadly incident between a carjacking suspect and Tucson police officers.
Daniel Spear, age 35, was fatally shot during the incident, according to KVOA.
The incident occurred on Wednesday night, October 18, at North Pantano and East Wrightstown road.
Detectives said that Spear and an unidentified second suspect carjacked a victim at gunpoint at the Desert Sports and Fitness on Pantano Road.
They assaulted the victim and also fired shots at him.
After the carjacking, Spear and the second suspect fled to a nearby car wash, according to Tucson News Now.
As officers arrived, Spear and the second suspect fled. Officers initiated foot pursuit of Spear, who turned and began shooting at them. Officers returned fire and Spear was fatally shot.
The victim was not injured. A second suspect was arrested but later released.
Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus said that the video was compelling, and showed the dangers a police officer faces during an ambush.
Chief Magnus said “I mean really their work on that night, I think is the definition of courage and bravery, extremely tactical and professional.”
In the video, Spear can be seen walking around a car wash holding a handgun and a shotgun and talking on a cell phone. Moments later, he can be seen later shooting at police officers, who sought cover.
Officers returned fire and Spear was fatally shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Spear had recently been released from a five-year prison sentence for several armed robberies.
You can see the video below. WARNING: Graphic content.