Phoenix PD releases video of officer shooting man holding gun, baby

Jan 26, 2021, 4:45 AM

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Police Department on Monday released a video of an officer fatally shooting a man that was holding a gun and a baby.

The incident occurred on Jan. 9 near Seventh Avenue and Van Buren Street.

Around 3:15 p.m., officers responded to a call of a man fighting with a woman at a hotel in the area.

The video shows the man — 37-year-old Paul Bolden — struggling with the woman and then running toward Van Buren Street.

Phoenix police also received a call from a woman who reported that her boyfriend had taken her baby, was shooting a gun and was holding a driver at gunpoint.

When officers arrived, they ordered Bolden to drop the gun, but he refused, police said.

After two more officers arrived, one with a city-issued rifle shot Bolden when he saw him point the gun at the baby and others, authorities said.

Officers immediately ran to the baby and driver in order to remove them from the scene and get them to safety, police said.

Bolden was transported by the Phoenix Fire Department to a local hospital where he would succumb to his injuries.

There were no injuries sustained to the baby or any officers, authorities said.

It was the first shooting of the year involving Phoenix police, according to KTAR News 92.3 FM research.

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Phoenix PD releases video of officer shooting man holding gun, baby