PD Video Released

Posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 at 8:11 PM

Lake Havasu City Police and Kingman Police have released the video of the officer involved shooting, below.

Please withhold judgement – this incident is still under investigation, and family may be watching and effected by comments.

VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

 

The Kingman Police Department continues to investigate the July 25th officer involved shooting death of 56 year old Brent Bowdon, in the 2600blk of Rainbow Ln. in Lake Havasu City, AZ, by officers with the Lake Havasu City Police Department.  The officers involved were 16 year Ofc. Earl Chalfant, 1 year Ofc. Angus McCabe and 7 month Ofc. Camaron Hollis. The investigation has revealed that Bowdon and his wife had been drinking during the hours before the shooting.  During this time Bowdon and his wife became involved in an argument.  The argument was prolonged, lasting several hours, culminating with Bowdon taking his wife’s cell phone and calling 911.  During the 911 call Bowdon did not talk, however the dispatcher could hear yelling and arguing in the background.  Officers arrived and contacted Bowdon’s wife in the street in front of the Rainbow Ln. home. She told officers that her husband was unarmed, but that he was going to pretend that he had a gun. Bowdon, who was heavily intoxicated, was despondent as a result of their argument.  During this same time Bowdon was standing in his driveway with his right hand behind his back.  Officers gave continuous and repeated commands for Bowdon to show them both of his hands and to drop any weapons.  During this time Bowdon told officers he had a gun.  After several minutes Bowdon began to walk towards the officers, with his right hand still behind his back.  Officers continued to plead and ask Bowdon to stop walking, drop any gun and show his hands.  Officer also gave repeated warnings that he would be shot if he continued.  Bowdon stopped walking with in about 15 feet of the officers where they continued to ask him to drop the gun and show his hands.  Bowdon again began to walk towards officers, with his right hand still behind his back, at which time three officers, fearing Bowdon was armed with a weapon, shot.  Officers fired a total of 10 rounds, striking Bowdon multiple times.

The body camera video worn by one of the officers is available for viewing on the Kingman Police Department Facebook page @CityofKingmanPolice.

The investigation is ongoing



25 comments on “PD Video Released”

  1. Old Skool Reply

    The police begged and the suspect refused. Justified and Prayers to All involved

  2. Nikki Reply

    I’m sorry but clearly this was not a justified murder. The man was drunk and could have been easily apprehended from behind. The fact that THREE trigger happy cops decided to kill him should make everyone ill. Shoot his knees or ankles if he is that big of a threat…..this was murder. No grey area. SMH My heart and prayers go out to his family. Might I suggest hiring an attorney out of county and sue the crap out of the city!

  3. Kay Reply

    I’m sorry for the family and the officers , how dare you put blame on them. He said he had a gun,he didn’t comply with their demands. I’m so sick of people saying shoot them in the leg etc. they are there to protect and serve. They were doing their very difficult job. You think because he was drunk he couldn’t shoot someone ? you need to spend time in an officers shoes before you judge. People just blow me away with their thought process.

  4. Old Skool Reply

    Shoot the man who is under the influence in the leg so he still has the ability to shoot back. Hillaryism at its best…. A wounded animal is the most dangerous. JUSTIFIED SHOOTING. Anybody under the influence comes at me with a hidden hand saying he has a gun will take a tap to the head…..
    I am extremely sorry for ALL and have been saying Prayers for all the parties involved with my main concern for the police officers that were forced to defend themselves by a armed advancing mentally unstable subject.

    • DEEPUPNYA Reply

      They did their job and wont be punished. Keep hitting that meth pipe

  5. JB Reply

    It is easy to armchair QB when you aren’t faced with an alcohol fueled domestic violence situation where the subject claims to be armed. Maybe if he complied it would have been over in an hour and he would still be alive. This is ALL on him.

  6. Havasumama Reply

    I am interested in knowing his BAC level to justify heavily intoxicated first of all. I know from a reliable source he wasn’t heavily intoxicated. So how dumb to have, not have, pretend, whatever that you have a gun and not comply with what you are asked to do. Seems like a suicide by cop request to me. Prayers for all affected by this, as this is NOT easy on the police officers or their families during this time.

  7. Cathy Helland-Loncto Reply

    what about using a pellet gun like they used in the past before bullets. makes no sense
    to me.

  8. Susan J Reply

    When you all stand across from someone who says they have a gun and begs you to shoot them and then quickly moves towards you then you can say this was the wrong response. The officers were in the right to do what they did. The threat was there and this man drunk or not knew that. (and when did it say he was drunk) No one hears the 911 call and if the woman feared for her life as well! I pray for these officers that have to live with this even though they had no choice!!

  9. Old Skool Reply

    I hope those “trigger happy punks” have a flat next time you call 911

  10. K. Reply

    Sad this man lost his life. Let’s not make a bad situation worse. I’m sure all three of the officers wish it had gone down another way.
    It appears he did end up within range of taser deployment, but who’s going to pull out a taser when the suspect might shoot one of your fellow officers.
    I cannot judge what it felt like at the moment, in the dark, 15′ away from an “armed” angry subject. Situation sucks. Prayers for all involved.

  11. TB Reply

    You had to do what you were trained to do LHPD! Blue Lives Matter Too!

  12. David Martin Reply

    Please withhold judgement – this incident is still under investigation, and family may be watching and effected by comments.

  13. David Martin Reply

    “Please withhold judgement – this incident is still under investigation, and family may be watching and effected by comments.”

  14. #justified Reply

    Nikki tell me exactly what you would have done if you were in one of those cops shoes!?! Would you really trust a drunken disturbed man who’s mad at the world who said he had a gun wouldn’t show his right hand and started walking towards you that you would put your weapon down and walk up behind him?? Please!! This was a very sad ending to a justifiable shooting. Prayers to all involved.

  15. David Martin Reply

    “”Please withhold judgement – this incident is still under investigation, and family may be watching and effected by comments.””

  16. #justified Reply

    Suicide by Cop was my thoughts too. If he had a gun or not he wouldn’t comply. He was told so many times to show his hand, he wouldn’t. He was warned so many times to stop moving, he didn’t. And how many times was he told that they would shoot? He was also told numerous times they didn’t want to shoot or have it end the way it ended. Looked to me that he wrote the ending to his last chapter exactly how he wanted it to end. God Bless those that were left behind and Prayers to the officers involved.

  17. David Martin Reply

    “””Please withhold judgement – this incident is still under investigation, and family may be watching and effected by comments.”””

  18. David Martin Reply

    “”””Please withhold judgement – this incident is still under investigation, and family may be watching and effected by comments.””””

  19. Dee Reply

    they need to invent a tranquilizer gun! then put a jacket on him and let him watch the horror he put everyone thru. prayers to all those that were involved and that had to witness that. the officers involved did there job. protect and serve. that man had a death wish.

  20. David Martin Reply

    ““”””Please withhold judgement – this incident is still under investigation, and family may be watching and effected by comments.”””””

  

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