Several days after one man’s shooting rampage in North Phoenix, USA, the Phoenix Police Department has released the footage that captured the deadly incident that left two people dead and multiple persons injured, including two police officers.
The Sunday, August 28 incident, captured on surveillance video and police body camera footage, shows 24-year-old Isaiah Williams leaving his hotel room armed with a semi-automatic rifle. Williams was dressed in tactical gear that included a ballistic vest with steel plates, a ballistic helmet, a gas mask, knee pads, and carried a Molotov cocktail.
After leaving his room, Williams proceeded to the parking lot and started firing at the hotel and random cars and buildings. Surveillance footage shows Williams approaching a white vehicle pulling into the parking lot, and opening fire on its occupants. Three of the car’s passengers were able to flee the scene, but two other occupants, 36-year-old Misael Arevalo and 44-year-old Karla Garzona, were killed.
Williams then walks over to a nearby Waffle House and attempts to set it on fire, throwing the Molotov cocktail at the glass window. However, no one from within was harmed, as he could not break the glass, and the device did not ignite. Williams would continue on his Sunday night rampage, shooting and injuring bystanders, forcing many to seek cover in their vehicles.
Officers arrived on the scene and were met with a barrage of bullets as Williams opened fire on the patrol SUVs. One of the officers was struck in the shoulder by a bullet; another was hit by shrapnel in his body and face. After the gunfire ceased, police officers found Williams dead from what appeared to be a single self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Approximately 200 spent rifle casings, five empty magazines, and unused flashbangs were discovered by investigators processing the crime scene.
View incident footage below.