Unarmed man shot by police

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Phoenix, Arizona – The Phoenix Police Department released a Critical Incident Briefing (CIB) video which includes information, audio, video and pictures related to an officer-involved shooting (OIS) that occurred on December 28, 2020, in the area of 27th Ave. and Orangewood Ave. This incident started at approximately 8:45 p.m., when a woman called 911 to report that her ex-boyfriend was in the patio of her apartment and was refusing to leave. The caller also informed the 911 operator that he had been violent in the past with her and that he was causing problems for her. The caller identified the man as 30-year-old, Jordan Crawford. The officers arrived and the suspect was no longer at the apartment and they began to look for the Crawford. Within minutes, Crawford was found walking through an open area of the apartment complex. An officer called out to Crawford to detain him but Crawford did not stop and told the officer that he had a gun as he placed his right hand behind his rear waistband area.

Crawford and the officer continued to talk and walk through the complex. The officer told Crawford to show him his hands, which he refused and continued to walk backwards from officers. The interaction between the officers and Crawford continued onto 27th Avenue. Vehicle traffic stopped just missing Crawford as he crossed the street. Officers were able to contain him as he reached the east sidewalk. Once he got to the sidewalk Crawford stopped and leaned forward and began to yell with his hand behind his back. He began to count down and when he got to one, he swiftly pulled his hand from his back and the officers reacted to the threat. Officers deployed less lethal munition to safely approach Crawford in an effort to administer first aid. During the investigation a weapon was not recovered. The five officers involved in this incident are all assigned to the Cactus park precinct. There were no injuries to officers or any other community members.

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he asked for it

If a no armed man got shot would he be considered unarmed?

Lucky he was white.

West side of Phx? That's like another country.

A few years ago, I was near that intersection and stopped to get a coffee at some coffee house.I walked in, not a soul in the place. Doors were unlocked, but nobody working or in line. I looked over the counter half expecting to see employees blasted or hog-tied. Nope. I got out of there, wiping off my prints from the door.

Damn I feel bad for the cops here, they didn’t want to kill this dude. He obviously had mental issues but it’s not fair to the cops they had no choice at all here. Fuck man I’m thankful I’ll never have that on my mind working at my job. 

One armed man...imo

Suicide by cop.