Bodycam shows horrific moment Arizona cop shot dead armed man as he held his baby son hostage and ‘pointed a gun at him’

DRAMATIC footage shows the terrifying moment a cop shot dead an armed man as he held his baby son hostage then “pointed a gun” at the child after “shooting at people”.

Bodycam footage, surveillance video, and 911 calls have been released by cops from an incident when officers shot and killed 37-year-old Paul Bolden in Phoenix, Arizona earlier this month.

The armed man who was shot dead by police has been identified as 37-year-old Paul Bolden.

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The armed man who was shot dead by police has been identified as 37-year-old Paul Bolden.Credit: Phoenix Police
Bolden was shot dead by police after pointing his gun at his baby

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Bolden was shot dead by police after pointing his gun at his babyCredit: Phoenix Police
Officers told the suspect to drop the gun and he refused, according to cops.

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Officers told the suspect to drop the gun and he refused, according to cops.Credit: Phoenix Police
Police rushed to Bolden after he fell to the ground and rescued the child

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Police rushed to Bolden after he fell to the ground and rescued the childCredit: Phoenix Police
 The baby was not injured during this incident.

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 The baby was not injured during this incident.Credit: Phoenix Police

“He has a kid hostage right now. He has a gun. One gun shot already,” an officer is heard saying in the video.

“Put the kid down, man stop.”

Another officer, armed with a rifle, shot Bolden when the officer saw him point the gun at the baby, according to police.

That officer’s body-worn camera view is obstructed by a car door.

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"We've got an irate guest of another guest...running around with a gun," a caller told a 911 operator.

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“We’ve got an irate guest of another guest…running around with a gun,” a caller told a 911 operator.Credit: Phoenix Police
Officers immediately ran to the baby and the driver of the white vehicle to move them to safety. 

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Officers immediately ran to the baby and the driver of the white vehicle to move them to safety. Credit: Phoenix Police

Officers are seen and heard rushing in after Bolden is down and one officer grabs the baby and runs away.

Bolden is taken to the hospital, where he later died.

The shooting took place on January 9 around 3:15 p.m. on Van Buren Street near Seventh Avenue, according to cops.

Investigators say the incident began at a nearby hotel, 12News reports.

The hotel manager can be heard during a 911 call claiming a man was “beating his old lady.”

A short time later, a woman called 911 from the hotel. She said the man took her baby.

“My husband just took my baby. He has a gun. He’s loaded. He took the baby. He is trying to kill him. He’s fired. He’s shooting…he’s going to kill people,” the woman is heard telling the 911 operator.

Police said the man was later identified as Bolden. And the woman on the call was his girlfriend and the baby was his son. 

Other reports from the scene alleged Bolden was shooting a gun in the street and holding the baby, according to police.

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Investigators said the first officer at the scene got there about a minute after the first 911 call. 

The officer who fired the fatal shot has been with the department for four years. 


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