Dashcam footage of the deadly 2012 gun battle between Idaho police and 19-year-old Christian Nicholas Buquest was released Friday after the officers involved were declared justified in their shooting for the second time.
On Sept. 29, 2012, Buquest shot 29-year-old Frank James in the chest and then led Coeur d’Alene Police officers on a high-speed pursuit. After losing control of his vehicle Buquest got out of his car and opened fire on the officers, resulting in a firefight that ended his life, KTVB reports.
More than 70 rounds were fired, but no officers were injured. While the shooting was originally declared justified in March 2013, investigators were asked to take a second look at the video.
Forensics experts determined Buquest had in fact opened fire on the officers, and the shooting was again ruled as justified.
[ KTVB ]