The shooting happened around 4:00 Friday morning as those officers were headed to another call. Officers say they noticed a car driving recklessly, so they pulled the car over. That’s when video shows the driver, identified as 22-year-old Junior David Lopez, get out of the car with a gun—and immediately drop it.
Despite being given commands to stay away from the gun, Lopez then got to his knees and reached for it. Both officers fired at least 2 rounds, Striking Lopez.
Even after he was hit, Lopez continued to reach for the weapon, forcing one of the officers to fire another shot, hitting him.
Lopez later died at the hospital.