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Woman shoots at police responding to 911 call in bodycam video

A woman was caught on camera shooting at police responding to a 911 call before officers fired back and left her with two gunshot wounds. 

The body-cam footage was recorded near a hotel along Black Canyon Highway in Phoenix, Arizona, on July 8, at around 6.56am.

Police confronted the woman, who was later identified as 24-year-old Jovana Kelsey McCreary, following a dispute with her roommate. 

She pulled a gun on officers who then retaliated. McCreary was taken to hospital in critical condition but survived her injuries.

Police were responding to a 911 caller who stated that his roommate was ‘becoming crazy’ and that he had been forced to kick her out.

He added that once outside the apartment she had ‘shot a gun’ which promoted his call to the emergency operators.  

Officers arrived on scene where they met the male caller who showed them the area that the gun had been fired from.

Just a short time later he spotted the roommate, McCreary, standing near a parking lot by the hotel and directed police in her direction. 

McCreary then spoke to the two officers and sergeant who were attending the scene. 

During their conversation, which lasted nearly seven minutes, one of the officers asked McCreary if she had a firearm.

She denied both possessing or firing a gun but when police searched McCreary’s bag, with her permission, they found ammunition. 

Officers also found a stash of illegal drugs inside and learned that she had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for her arrest.

One of the officers reached for McCreary’s wrist in order to place her in handcuffs but she struggled free and then pulled a handgun from her waist area.

The struggle continued and McCreary fired the gun – only narrowly missing the officers.

The two officers then pulled their own guns on McCreary who still had the gun in her hand.

She was struck twice before falling to the ground.   

Officers on scene provided first aid before personnel from Phoenix Fire Department arrived to take over.

She was rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition but survived her injuries. No officers or bystanders were injured during this incident.

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