Dramatic Body Cam Video Released of Newark Police Fatally Shooting Suspect Involved in Double Murder

The New Jersey State Attorney General’s Office has released dramatic body camera footage of Newark police officers fatally shooting a suspect involved in a double murder. The incident occurred on May 3rd, when officers chased down Everett Rand, who was suspected of being involved in the murder of an eight-year-old boy named Zamir Lopez and another man named Willie Shaw.

The video shows the intense chase, starting from the house on Johnson Avenue, where the double murder took place, to the point around the corner where an exchange of gunfire occurred. In the footage, it appears that Rand opened fire first before officers Steven Vieira and Ryan Castro returned fire. Rand was hit but remained conscious as officers handcuffed him and provided medical care for his injuries.

The 29-year-old suspect ultimately succumbed to his injuries. During the incident, there were concerns about one of the officers involved potentially being hit in the exchange of gunfire. The crime occurred just before Mother’s Day, and a large crowd turned out to pay their respects to the youngest victim, Zamir Lopez.

According to the mother of Zamir Lopez, Rand was intoxicated when he shot her son and Willie Shaw. The video of the shooter’s encounter with the police highlights the split-second decision-making that officers faced in a highly challenging situation.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, and the release of the body camera footage is part of an effort by the State Attorney General’s Office to promote transparency in police shootings.

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