Jan 28, 2014 5:49 PM
ELOY - Video of a shooting that left a suspected car thief dead is contradicting an initial statement made by Pinal County Sheriffs.
Manuel Orosco Longoria, 40, was shot twice and killed after a 40 minute car chase on Jan. 14 that started in Casa Grande, Pinal County Sheriff's spokesman Paul Babeu said.
Eloy Police called Pinal Sheriffs for assistance in a pursuit of a stolen Toyota Camry, Babeu said in a release. Babeu said in the release that "information was provided" that the driver of the stolen vehicle was armed and "wouldn't be taken alive."
The chase with Longoria ended when he hit a patrol vehicle, Babeu said.
Longoria came out of the vehicle and refused to obey commands. “Officers and deputies attempted to use less lethal means to take him into custody including firing several beanbag rounds and Taser deployments. The suspect refused to obey commands and suddenly reached back into the vehicle. A deputy felt the suspect was reaching for the gun he reportedly had, so he then fired two rounds from his department issued patrol rifle," Babeu said.
The video shows Longoria raising his hands before being shot:
Here's more video of the chase:
10 hours ago