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Arlington police release dashcam video after fatal shooting in city park

Woman shot by a man killed by police continues to recover in the hospital, police say

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Arlington police released edited dashboard camera video Tuesday showing a shooting involving officers after a woman was gunned down by her ex.

Chief Al Jones showed "relevant portions of dashboard camera footage" during a news briefing at about 1 p.m.

Arlington officers fatally shot 42-year-old Shannon Boyd at "Red" Kane Park on June 9 after police said they saw him pull out a gun and shoot a 40-year-old woman during an argument. Police provided first aid to both Boyd and the victim, but he did not survive. The woman, police said, continues to recover at a hospital. It was previously reported that the man and woman were previously in a relationship.

During the press conference, police said a male friend of the woman who had been with her the evening of the shooting but in a different vehicle called 911 after Boyd appeared to be following her. The friend told the dispatcher that he and the woman decided to turn off the road and into the park's parking lot.

According to police, Boyd pulled into the parking lot moments later and told the friend to leave. The friend complied with Boyd and then called 911 as he was leaving the park.

Officers arrived 4 minutes later and as they exited their patrol vehicles, police say Boyd displayed a handgun and fired 3 shots at the woman, striking her.

Three officers then immediately engaged Mr. Boyd and fired their service weapons multiple times, striking him.

No officers were injured during this incident.

Through the course of their investigation, detectives learned Boyd and the woman were previously in a long-term relationship and had separated a few months prior.

The week before the shooting, the woman filed a police report in Allen after Boyd tracked her to a movie theater and allegedly assaulted her.

About three hours prior to the shooting, the woman called 911 to report Boyd had shown up outside a restaurant in Arlington where she was meeting friends. She told officers Boyd threatened her, pointed a gun at her, and then left.

Investigators were in the process of obtaining an arrest warrant for Boyd and trying to locate him when the call from the park came in.

Detectives later found a tracking device underneath the woman’s car.

During the incident at the park, it appears Boyd fired a fourth shot. Detectives believe he may have attempted to shoot himself.

The department has chosen not to publicly release the footage in its entirety so as not to re-victimize the woman. Instead, the department released a portion of the video prior to the shooting and still images from the footage that illustrate what occurred next.

Both the criminal and administrative investigations into the incident remain ongoing. The officers involved in the incident are on paid administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.

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