Dash cam footage released in attempted suicide-by-cop


For the first time since the 2017 officer-involved shooting in Central Point .

News 10 filed an information request with the Oregon State Police to obtain the video only available to the public after the case was closed.

The dash cam from the responding Central Point Police officer's patrol car shows the pursuit of Justin Lopez's Chevy red Camero.

Lopez pulls into the parking lot of Don Jones Memorial Park and immediately takes a shotgun out and approaches the patrol car.

Off camera the officer fired 3 shots, one hit Lopez in the torso, and he survived.

In march of 2017, a grand jury decided the shooting was justified.

An investigation revealed the weapon was empty and Lopez was in the midst of a mental health crisis.

Lopez pleaded guilty in September and is currently serving a two year prison sentence.

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