Horrifying moment hero cop is SHOT DEAD and second officer is hurt in traffic stop
THE horrifying moment a hero cop was shot dead and a second officer was hurt in a traffic stop has been released.
The footage shows David Anthony Ware, 33, being pulled over on June 29 for failing to yield, making an illegal left turn and operating a vehicle with expired tags.
As the encounter progressed, Officer Aurash Zarkeshan ordered Ware to get out of the car.
Zarkeshan then asked him "are you going to get out of the car or am I going to tase you?"
The nearly 16-minute long footage then shows Zarkeshan and Sgt Craig Johnson scuffling with Ware after pulling him out of the vehicle.
Ware then opened fire on both of the officers – injuring Zarkeshan but killing Johnson.
Johnson falls to the pavement, who died just one day later after being taken off life support.
Ware's attorney, Kevin Adams, asked for the footage to be released due to an affidavit inaccurately describing his client as standing over Johnson while firing three more times.
Adams added the videos show the shooting was "not this cold calculated action on Ware's behalf like they've been trying to portray it."
The suspect has been charged with first-degree murder, shooting with the intent to kill, drug possession with the intent to distribute and possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.
His friend, Matthew Hall, has also been charged with accessory to murder and accessory to a felony for allegedly helping Ware evade arrested following the shooting.
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