Pasco Police

Pasco Police have released, via YouTube, body cam footage of the fatal shooting of a man who assaulted two officers with a knife, resulting in significant wounds to the two. The third officer fatally shot the suspect, Alejandro Betancourt-Mendoza.

The investigation revealed a cousin of his, 24-year-old Martin Mendoza, interfered with the arrest of Mendoza, allowing the 18-year-old to break free from containment and assault the officers. He was fatally shot after slashing the male and female officers, who were able to drive themselves to Lourdes Medical Center for treatment.

This body camera footage is accompanied by a synopsis of the events by Pasco Police.