Fort Worth police are expected to release body camera footage of a shooting in which officers killed two people last week, Tuesday afternoon.
Two other people were injured at the scene. Police said last week they were investigating how the two men were shot.
The press conference will be held at the Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex at 3:30 p.m.
The attack took place in On the morning of July 5, he was at a Fourth of July block party at the intersection of Rose Avenue and Northwest 32nd Street.
On Friday, the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office released the names of the two men police say were armed when law enforcement officers were shot early Wednesday in a northwest Fort Worth neighborhood.
Bronshay Minter, 30, was shot and died an hour later at John Peter Smith Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office. Billy Jaquan Smith, 21, died of a gunshot wound at the scene.
A Fort Worth police officer and a fire department fire investigator shot Minter and Smith after seeing the officers get into an altercation, officials said. Police have not said either man pointed the gun at anyone.
Another man and a woman were shot near the corner home on Ross Avenue, but it was not immediately clear how they were shot, Fort Worth Police Chief Neil Noakes said in a news release. Shoot.
Both the officer and the arson investigator were equipped with body-worn video cameras, police said. The Fort Worth Police Department usually releases such footage in the days after a shooting.
Minter’s mother, Chantelle Tone, said in an interview with KXAS-TV last week that she was looking for him. Watch the video.
“I want answers. I want to know what happened. I don’t want to hear rumors. I don’t want to hear what people are saying. I want to see cameras. I want to see video. I want to see what happened,” Tone said.
Minter, nicknamed Bam, was a 13-year-old boy who was a motorcycle stunt rider and tattoo artist, his family told KXAS. He was the type of person who would try to break up a fight, his mother said.
Anthony Wormley, a witness, told KTVT-TV that he and other paramedics were performing CPR on Minter before they arrived. Wormley also He asked the police to release the video. He said he didn’t hear any gunshots or notice any serious trouble until the officers started shooting, and Minter was running away when he was shot.
“We all came out here for the Fourth of July and had a great time,” Wormley told KXAS. “Towards the end of the night, there was a lot of firing from the police. The shooters were not shooting at each other, they were friends, they were setting off fireworks here. “
Smith’s family members also said. They have unanswered questions And you want to see the body-cam video.
“They took my son away from me at such a young age and nobody seems to want to be held accountable,” Smith’s mother, Cynthia Smith, told WFAA-TV. “That’s not how it’s supposed to be.”
Nicole Johnson, Billy Smith’s sister, said witnesses did not hear the officers identify themselves or give orders. “They just walked into our compound and started shooting in the open,” Johnson told WFAA.
The survivors of the shooting were not among the dead, Noakes said. They were taken to the hospital.
The officer assigned to investigate illegal fireworks and a fire investigator were responding to a call when they were driving by the intersection of Ross Avenue and NW 32nd Street around 12:30 a.m. and saw the fight, Noakes said.
A Fourth of July block party was held down the street that night. Folding chairs and garbage bags filled with used fireworks surrounded the site the next day.
This story was originally published July 11, 2023, 1:28 pm
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