TEMPE, AZ — Newly released video from the Tempe Police Department shows the moments after an officer shot and killed a 14-year-old last January.
See police video of the incident in the player above. *WARNING: The footage may be considered graphic by some viewers.*
Fourteen-year-old Antonio Arce was shot and killed in January, 2019 by an officer who chased him in an alley after responding to reports of a vehicle burglary.
Police said Officer Joseph Jaen "perceived a threat" and fired his gun, striking the boy in the shoulder. Arce was holding a weapon, later determined to be a replica airsoft gun.
Body camera video released last year showed the shooting, but the department did not release all of the video of what happened after. Video released Tuesday shows the moments Ofc. Jaen exits the alley, after the shooting, and finds Arce's body on the ground.
The officer is clearly distraught over the shooting, using expletives multiple times. At first, he seemingly isn't sure exactly who he shot, as on his radio he estimates the person's age as in his 40's.
Three other officers arrive on scene and Ofc. Jaen becomes emotional upon finding out the person was younger and did not have a real gun. Other officers and first responders then try and perform life-saving measures on Arce.
Jaen resigned from the Tempe Police Department last May. The shooting is still under investigation by the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.