Authorities: A teenager was shot. JSO publishes body-worn camera footage of a traffic station that ended with the death of 18-year-old Devon Gregory
JACKSONVILLE, FL – The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office released 19 minutes of video camera bodysuit being worn by police showing what led to the Tuesday shooting of a teenager on San Juan Street.
The footage shows an extended and tense exchange between officers and 18-year-old Devon Gregory before the teen was shot. Law enforcement sources say the teenager shot himself, and a number of officers then fired shots at the scene.
The footage that was released showed that the teenager was bending over the passenger seat after refusing to raise his hands before firing the first dozen shots into the body.
The JSO issued a statement saying, “This case is still under investigation, however, we are proactively firing body-worn camera footage of the shooting in which the police participated as a result of informing the medical examiner that the suspect had suffered a gunshot wound.”
First Coast News confirmed with JSO that the Gregory family had viewed the video before its release.
Usually the body-wearing camera video is only released after extensive investigation by both the police and the prosecutor’s office.
First Coast News will update this developing story as soon as the information becomes available.