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Phoenix police release bodycam footage of man shot and killed by officers in parked car

Phoenix Police released bodycam video of a 28-year-old man who was fatally shot by police earlier this month.

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Phoenix Police on Monday released bodycam video of a 28-year-old man who was fatally shot by police earlier this month.

James Garcia was killed by police while inside a parked car July 4 in an incident captured on bystander video, sparking renewed protests in the Arizona city.

The bystander video showed police threatening to shoot the man before firing a barrage of bullets into the vehicle. Police said the officers fired after the man refused to drop a gun and pointed it toward them. But his sister disputes that he had a gun.

The Phoenix Police Department released video from a body-worn camera Monday afternoon from an officer who arrived on scene after the shooting. The video showed the officer wearing the camera reach into the car where the man was sitting and pull out a gun.

The Maricopa County medical examiner's office has not released the man's autopsy results and has not released information about the manner of his death.

The fatal shooting comes amid nationwide protests against police violence, and bystander video of the incident set off further protests in Phoenix on Sunday night outside a police station. The killing was the 28th officer-involved shooting in Maricopa County this year, according to CNN affiliate KPHO/KTVK.

It's not the only fatal shooting by Phoenix Police that has recently come under scrutiny.

In May, 40-year-old Ryan Whitaker was shot and killed by a Phoenix police officer while responding to a domestic dispute, according to reports.

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