Aurora police release body camera video of officer-involved shooting; attorney calls for feds to investigate

Aurora police released body camera video Thursday of an officer-involved shooting last month in which an armed man who was inside his home was wounded. An attorney representing the man is calling for federal investigators to look at the case.

Andrew Huff, 22, was shot at about 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 by Officer Alexander Ord, according to court documents.

On Thursday, police released video footage from two officers, including Ord’s, who were at Huff’s home during the shooting.

The 6:44 video includes an introduction by deputy chief Paul O’Keefe who tells viewers that the release is to provide an update. O’Keefe tells viewers what they’re about to see. The video also includes O’Keefe reading aloud what he describes as a “witness statement” in which the witness says Huff, just before being shot, told him: “There’s cops in our yard.”

As the quote is read aloud by O’Keefe, it appears on-screen in white lettering against a black background. The video doesn’t identify the witness who is quoted.

Police have said that Huff, looking out his front window, knew that officers were in his front yard. In the video, Huff is seen in the window as officers approach, he leaves and quickly returns armed with a shotgun.

When Huff reappears, Ord shouts: “Put your hands up! Put your hands up!” Huff again appears to be moving away from the window and Ord opens fire. One shot is fired, Ord yells “Gun!” and four more shots are fired in immediate succession. Police scramble for cover.

Birk Baumgartner, Huff’s attorney, said Thursday night that his client didn’t know police were outside.