FLAGSTAFF, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - The Flagstaff Police Department released the body-camera video on Tuesday of the fight between a man and an officer that led to the officer shooting the man.
[GRAPHIC VIDEO: Body camera shows fight, shooting involving a Flagstaff PD officer]
Police said Ofc. Nick Rubey stopped Matthew Dearing, who was riding his bicycle, on East Route 66 near Main Street on Monday. Rubey told Dearing that he had a warrant out for his arrest.
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Rubey tried to put Dearing on the ground and a scuffle ensued, police said.
In the video, Rubey tells Dearing multiple times to get on the ground and Dearing refuses-- that's when Rubey pepper sprays him.
The two are still involved in the scuffle when it looks like Dearing pulls out a weapon.
"You drop that [expletive] knife!" said Rubey.
"I don't have a knife," replied Dearing as he pepper sprays Rubey.
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Rubey's eyesight is blurred and then he shot Dearing, hitting him in the neck area, according to police.
Dearing can be heard on the video still talking but in pain.
He was taken to the hospital and is still there as of Tuesday evening.
Rubey had only minor injuries and didn't need to go to the hospital.