NewsCovering Colorado


Officer involved shooting in Colorado Springs: What surveillance video shows and does not show

Caught on Camera
Posted at 7:19 PM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 21:41:31-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — The final moments of last weekend's deadly officer involved shooting were caught on a surveillance camera. The person who recorded the video wants to remain anonymous. "The only thing that you can say is that has not been doctored and that is the truth." She gave a copy to police, but also the family of the De’Von Bailey who was shot and killed, the NAACP, and the media.

The incident happened when Colorado Springs Police officers were called to the report of a personal robbery that included a gun. Investigators say officers attempted to stop 19-year-old Bailey and another suspect after the alleged victims identified them. They say there was an attempt to a pull a gun.

The video shows Bailey running into frame and less than a second later falling to the ground. Police then run into the picture with guns drawn. They then shift to administering first aid.

The video adds to heated debate about the incident. The video confirms Bailey ran from police. Some say it shows Bailey was shot in the back. Others say the video is a few seconds and only part of the picture.

Missing is what happened before Bailey and the officers ran into the surveillance camera’s view.. There is a block-long crime scene area. Investigators say there is police body cam video. They are reviewing it to compare with witness accounts. It could also offer more about what happened with the weapon police say one of the suspects was reaching for. They say they have the weapon in evidence.