14 Years old – Antonio Arce Bio, Wiki, Age, Shot by Police, Brother, Mother, Protests,
Antonio Arce, 14-year-old boy that was shot and killed by police
Antonio Arce Age: 14 Years old
Antonio Arce Brother: Jason Gonzalez
Antonio Arce Mother: Sandra Gonzalez
Antonio Arce Police who shot him: officer Joseph Jaen
Antonio Arce Bio, Wiki
Antonio Arce was a 14-year-old boy that was shot and killed by police on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019. The police an air-powered bb-type gun he was carrying was a gun. Tempe Arizona police say that the officer that shot Antonio Arce in the back believed the boy to be a threat as he chased him in an alley.
Arce’s family maintains that the boy was not a threat and are demanding justice and community members have been protesting the Tempe Police and the actions of the officer.
The officer has been placed on leave pending an investigation.
Antonio Arce Police Video Released
On Tuesday, January 15 just before 3 p.m., police received a report of a suspicious vehicle in an alley. Officer Jaen arrived in a marked RMP wearing his uniform, and a body camera activated. On a body camera video released by police, officer Joseph Jaen is seen firing while chasing the fleeing boy.
The video further shows Jaen getting out of his car and taking cover behind a large garbage can. Police said he could see the vehicle being burglarized and a subject inside. As can be seen in the video, the passenger door opens, and a person jumps out and can be seen running down the alley.
“Shots fired, shots fired. Subject running through the alley. He’s got a handgun, he’s got a handgun,” the officer shouts into his radio. In the shots fired statement he is referring to the two shots he’s fired. The officer shouts again, “shot fired,” though no shot can be heard. Nor does the video show the actual shooting of the teen. What it does show is a police officer running in an alley and firing his gun at a figure that can be seen in the distance.
Police Officer Joseph Jaen Placed on Administrative Leave
Jaen was placed on administrative leave until the conclusion of an internal police criminal and administrative investigation, has been a Tempe police officer for nearly 15 years. He also served in the National Guard.
Antonio Arce Brother
Arce’s brother Jason Gonzalez told KNXV that his brother is “…in a better place now.” But said he believes the police should have used non-lethal force adding his brother would not have shot at police.
I love you so much brother 😞💔 my life never gonna be the same without you😭 i wish you would have called me to pick you…
Antonio Arce Mother
Speaking in Spanish, his mother Sandra Gonzalez was reported to have said, “They killed him. I want you to know the worst racists exist in Phoenix, Arizona. They treat us like criminals. I want justice. I need justice.”
Antonio Arce Protests
Gonzalez posted on Arce’s Facebook page asking for people that were his friends to join in a protest.