CSPD releases video of fatal officer-involved shooting in June

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado Springs police released video of an officer-involved shooting that happened June 22 in a shopping center parking lot in the area of Delta Drive and San Marcos Drive.

Officer William Watson was responding to a call about a man with a gun.

When he arrived, he located 25-year-old Josiah Williams.

As you can hear in the video, Williams was told multiple times to “drop the weapon.”

Investigators say Williams then fired at Officer Watson who then returned fire, hitting Williams, who later died at the hospital.

The shooting was ruled justified.

Chief Pete Carey decided to release the video of the shooting Tuesday night, saying it shows Officer Watson’s professionalism in an intense situation.

The cell phone video was shot by a bystander who witnessed the shooting.

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