James Garcia murder by Phoenix police: what we know


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On Saturday, Phoenix police officers fatally shot a 28-year-old man named James Garcia in a parked car. The murder, which was captured on video, has led to further protests against police violence.

The video shows Garcia sitting in his parked car and several police officers surrounding him with weapons pointed at him. Spectators can be heard begging cops to lower their weapons, as an officer yells, “Stop moving, I’ll shoot you! Then, a series of ten shots can be heard in quick succession, even when the cops stop. In front of onlookers who clearly record the incident, Garcia was later taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. None of the responding officers were injured, nor have they been identified.