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LHC PD Officer Involved Shooting UPDATE – Officers Return to Full Duty
The Lake Havasu City Police Officers involved in the shooting death of 56 year old Brent Bowdon, in the 2600blk of Rainbow Ln. in Lake Havasu City, AZ on July 25th have returned to full duty status. Officers Earl Chalfant and Camaron Hollis returned to full duty on August 6th, and Officer Angus McCabe returned to full duty on August 7th. The investigation remains open pending a final review by the Mohave County Attorney’s Office. Once completed a final press release will be issued by the Kingman Police Department with the Mohave County Attorney’s findings.
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* Wednesday, August 01, 2018 *
Release #: 1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
** LHC PD Officer Involved Shooting **
The Kingman Police Department continues to investigate the July 25th officer involved shooting death of 56 year old Brent Bowdon, in the 2600blk of Rainbow Ln. in Lake Havasu City, AZ, by officers with the Lake Havasu City Police Department. The officers involved were 16 year Ofc. Earl Chalfant, 1 year Ofc. Angus McCabe and 7 month Ofc. Camaron Hollis. The investigation has revealed that Bowdon and his wife had been drinking during the hours before the shooting. During this time Bowdon and his wife became involved in an argument. The argument was prolonged, lasting several hours, culminating with Bowdon taking his wife’s cell phone and calling 911. During the 911 call Bowdon did not talk, however the dispatcher could hear yelling and arguing in the background. Officers arrived and contacted Bowdon’s wife in the street in front of the Rainbow Ln. home. She told officers that her husband was unarmed, but that he was going to pretend that he had a gun. Bowdon, who was heavily intoxicated, was despondent as a result of their argument. During this same time Bowdon was standing in his driveway with his right hand behind his back. Officers gave continuous and repeated commands for Bowdon to show them both of his hands and to drop any weapons. During this time Bowdon told officers he had a gun. After several minutes Bowdon began to walk towards the officers, with his right hand still behind his back. Officers continued to plead and ask Bowdon to stop walking, drop any gun and show his hands. Officer also gave repeated warnings that he would be shot if he continued. Bowdon stopped walking with in about 15 feet of the officers where they continued to ask him to drop the gun and show his hands. Bowdon again began to walk towards officers, with his right hand still behind his back, at which time three officers, fearing Bowdon was armed with a weapon, shot. Officers fired a total of 10 rounds, striking Bowdon multiple times.
The body camera video worn by one of the officers is available for viewing on the Kingman Police Department Facebook page @CityofKingmanPolice.
The investigation is ongoing.
* Wednesday, July 25, 2018 *
Release #: 1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
**Kingman Police Investigates a Lake Havasu Police Department Officer Involved Shooting**
The Kingman Police Department is investigating a Lake Havasu Police Department officer involved shooting which occurred this morning, July 25th at approximately 2:51 a.m. Initial investigative details reveal that Lake Havasu Police officers were dispatched to an open 9-1-1 call where a male and a female could be heard screaming at each other. Officers responded to a residence in the 2600 block of Rainbow Lane.
Upon arrival, three Lake Havasu Police Officers contacted the male subject, identified as Brent Carl Bowdon, 56 of Patagonia, AZ, and ultimately discharged their weapons at Bowdon. Bowdon suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at approximately 3:19 a.m. on scene. The female subject, who was unharmed during the incident, is Bowdon’s wife. The three officers were placed on administrative leave which is standard procedure in an officer involved shooting. No officers were injured during the incident.
The investigation remains on-going. Further details will be released at a later time.
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