Investigators release first glimpse of scene before Baldwin Co. deputy-involved shooting
BALDWIN COUNTY, ALA (WPMI) —
Baldwin County investigators released new details Thursday in the deadly deputy involved shooting that happened last week on I-10.
Officials say the man who was shot, Jonathan Victor was holding a black fanny pack wrapped in a wind breaker with blood on it.
Thursday investigators allowed the media to watch a video a witness recorded.
"A picture is worth a thousand words but I think that video is worth a million words," Daphne Police Captain Judson Beedy said.
We were only allowed to release a still frame from the video.
In the still, on the left, you can see 35-year-old Jonathan Victor standing next to his car with something in his hands.
"He took a shooting stance with a black fanny pack that was wrapped in a wind breaker," Beedy said.
Investigators say the fanny pack and windbreaker were covered in blood.
On the right you can see a deputy standing next to a fire truck and another deputy on the ground. They say the deputy standing fired the shots.
Investigators say before the shooting Victor continued to walk towards the deputy in front of the fire truck, ignoring commands and not saying anything.
"He advanced on the deputies in a shooting stance until the deputy was forced to use deadly force," Beedy said.
Officials say the autospy revealed Victor was not injured in the accident he had before the shooting but they say there were signs he may have been trying to take his own life on the side of the interstate.
Beedy said, "There were some injuries that Mr. Victor had on his wrist we believe possibly could have been an attempt at suicide."
Officials say right now they are not releasing any dash cam or body camera video. They also won't publicly release the video they allowed the media to see.
Beedy says they're waiting on Victor's toxicology report.
This shooting is still under investigation. They are not releasing the deputy's name at this time.
The deputy who shot Victor has been on the force for 13 years. Beedy says the deputy was the only one who fired shots because he had the best tactical position to fire.