Body camera footage shows Wentzville officer-involved shooting

Published: Apr. 20, 2022 at 6:26 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 28, 2022 at 12:16 PM CDT
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WENTZVILLE, Mo. (KMOV) – The Wentzville Police department has released body camera footage of an officer-involved shooting that occurred on April 20, 2022.

The shooting happened in the 1200 block of W. Pearce Blvd. Officers were dispatched to the location after a report of a possible domestic kidnapping.

The Wentzville Police Department released the body camera video and the dispatch calls Tuesday. The video shows three responding officers arriving on the scene to find a man in the backseat of a car with a gun to his head. Officers asked the man and his name and then demanded he drop the gun.

The man is then seen shutting the car door, at which time two of the three officers fired their guns. The man is then seen dropping the gun out of a window that was shattered by a bullet. Officers then get the man out of the car and see he is bleeding. The officers handcuff the man, get a trauma bag and assess his injuries.

The man was shot in the arm. When EMS arrives on the scene, they inform officers the man must be unhandcuffed for them to treat him. The man is uncuffed and treated for his injuries, which were non-life-threatening.

In the video of the critical incident, authorities identify the suspect as Daniel Phillips, 54, of Bowling Green. He has been charged in St. Charles County with unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm. In Lincoln County, he has been charged with kidnapping, domestic assault and armed criminal action. He is currently in custody.

The incident was investigated by the St. Charles County Critical Incident Response Team.

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