Bodycam Footage Shows Fatal Police Shooting Of 17-Year-Old Girl — She Was Holding a Fake Gun
Bodycam footage released by Fullerton police shows the moment a 17-year-old girl is killed in a police shooting on an Anaheim freeway on July 5.
Hannah Williams can only briefly be seen outside the gray rental SUV she was in before she’s shot on the eastbound 91 Freeway near Kraemer Boulevard. She was holding a fake gun, according to police.
The bodycam’s audio was not activated when the officer opened fire, so it’s unclear exactly when she was shot. The audio cuts in as the officer is radioing, “Shots fired,” while backing around the SUV.
Williams is next seen lying on her back on the freeway. The replica Beretta was found near her body, just a few feet away.
“Show me your f-cking hands,” the officer shouts before radioing that Williams is down. “Show me your hands.”
He can be heard saying he sees a gun on the ground and orders her to roll onto her stomach with her arms stretched to the side.
As the officer begins handcuffing the teen, Williams can be heard pleading, “Help me please, help me please,” and she tells the officer she can’t breathe.
Williams was eventually taken to a hospital, where she died.
Watch the video below, via KTLA.
Fullerton Police are reviewing the incident, the department wrote in a statement.
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