LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. — Two Lake Havasu City police officers are under investigation after shooting an unarmed suspect on Dec. 10.
Around 6:15 p.m., officers saw Jon Steven Douglas, 29, inside a business in the area of Kiowa Avenue and Cactus Wren Drive. Douglas was known to officers for active felony warrants, Mohave County Sheriff's detectives said.
When the officers approached Douglas to make an arrest, he attempted to flee the scene causing a struggle, detectives said.
One of the officers, Sergeant Brian Jacobs, fired his weapon and struck Douglas. He was transported to the hospital for injuries, detectives said.
After Douglas was released from the hospital, he was placed into the custody of the Mohave County Adult Detention Facility. On Dec. 17, he was released from there.
It was determined after the incident that Douglas did not have a weapon in his possession, detectives said.
The two officers involved have been placed on administrative leave as the Mohave County Sheriff's Office Detectives Division performs an investigation into the incident. Body camera footage from the incident was released on Tuesday.
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