VIDEO: Intense Bodycam Footage Of Gunfight In Buckeye Shows Brass And Glass Flying Everywhere
Video of Buckeye Shootout With William Ferguson
Buckeye, AZ – Video was released on Thursday showing a gunfight between Buckeye police and William Ferguson (video below.)
The shooting occurred June 25, 2016, but footage was only recently released because the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office requested that the footage not be released until the investigation was resolved.
The incident happened when Buckeye police were called to a home by Riata Parkway and Wayland Drive, according to ABC15.
Officers had received a report from somebody from out of state that William Ferguson, 30, has shot his wife, Breanne Ferguson, 36.
The bodycam video starts after the officers arrived near the scene. As the officers were staging, the suspect drove towards them in a white Dodge pickup truck. He then exited the vehicle and opened fire on the officers.
The bodycam footage shows officers returning fire and running out of ammo for their rifles; the officers left their spare magazines in their cars.
As the officers were pinned down, a third officer arrived and opened fire on William Ferguson, hitting him in the shoulder. After he was shot, Ferguson turned the gun on himself.
After the gunfight, officers entered the residence to find Breanne Ferguson dead in the house, along with two children who were unharmed.
Along with releasing the video on Thursday, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office Shooting Review Board ruled that the shooting was justified.
The video serves as a strong reminder to always bring your spare magazines when you deploy your rifle.
You can see the bodycam video of the Buckeye gunfight below: