Dramatic footage shows a fully-armed man shooting point-blank at West New York police, then being shot dead himself.
The incident is captured in a compilation of police bodycam footage and home surveillance video released late Tuesday, Sept. 6, by Acting New Jersey Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin.
Several uniformed officers responding to a domestic dispute at the 59th Street home of Kevin Colindres, 32, of West New York on June 3, 2022 had their body cameras activated, Platkin said.
Home security cameras in the neighborhood were working, as well.
Bodycam footage video recorded through the front-door window shows Colindres entering the vestibule in a t-shirt and shorts with both hands behind his back.
Suddenly he raises his arms, revealing a gun in each hand. He fires, wounding one of the officers.
Police quickly take up positions.
About 15 minutes later, the heavily-tattooed Colindres emerges from the front door of a neighboring home. He's barefoot and wearing the t-shirt as a head scarf.
Colindres points both guns at police from the front steps, then turns and runs down the sidewalk.
An officer shoots and fatally wounds him.
Two guns fall from his hands as Colindres hits the pavement. Police find him carrying a third firearm.
The officers and EMS responders render aid before Colindres is taken to Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen.
He was pronounced dead at 7:13 p.m., less than 45 minutes from the time of the initial call, said Platkin.
The Attorney General's Office posted all of the videos -- from four police body cams and four home security systems -- along with the 911 call:
Hudson County View assembled a seamless compilation (1:40) from the videos:
Both state law and his own guidelines require Platkin's office to investigate any and all deaths that occur “during an encounter with a law enforcement officer acting in the officer’s official capacity or while the decedent is in custody."
This is done no matter what the circumstances are.
The guidelines guarantee that the investigation is conducted “in a full, impartial and transparent manner," removing politics or personal agendas.
Once the investigation by the attorney general's Office of Public Integrity and Accountability (OPIA) is complete, the results are presented to a grand jury.
The grand jury reviews a host of evidence -- including witness interviews, body and dashcam video, and forensic and autopsy results -- to determine whether or not there was cause to suspect any wrongdoing on the part of law enforcement.
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