New cellphone video shows deadly police shootout against Malcom Johnson
KANSAS CITY, Missouri – New video of a deadly police shootout inside a Kansas City, Missouri gas station shows another perspective on the March 25 incident.
The video, obtained by 41 Action News on Thursday, shows the moments just before and after Malcom Johnson, 31 was shot.
In the 52-second video, five KCPD officers are seen wrestling on the ground with Johnson inside the BP gas station at the corner of East 63rd Street and Prospect Avenue.
About 25 seconds later, a single shot is fired. Two to three seconds later, two more shots are fired.
Shortly after the shots, an officer asks for a rag. The video ends there.
41 Action News beeped swear words in the video, but the version we received is otherwise unedited.
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Earlier this week, a group of religious leaders surveillance video broadcast of the shooting, calling it an “execution”.
They said the video raises questions about the incident.
Religious leaders said that although they “believed in the police”, they “did not believe in this type of policing.”
A representative of the family at a press conference on Tuesday, police reports challenged Johnson with a bullet in the leg of an officer.
On the contrary, they don’t believe Johnson was armed at the time and that a previous injury would have made it difficult for him to access a weapon.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the shooting.
On Tuesday afternoon, an MSHP representative said the patrol was sticking to its initial report Johnson was armed.
The group did return surveillance video at MSHP.
KCPD chief Rick Smith declined to watch the video as the shooting is still under investigation by the MSHP.
Pastor Darron Edwards, of the United Believers Community Church, told 41 Action News that the group also handed over the latest video to authorities.
An MSHP representative confirmed that the patrol received the video.