AG releases body camera videos of troopers shooting, killing Albany murder suspect

Body camera footage released of troopers-involved shooting

Body camera footage released of troopers-involved shooting in Rockland County.

Video captures troopers in the line of fire

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The Attorney General’s Office has released body camera footage of the fatal State Police shooting of a suspect in an Albany murder.

Rakim A. Tillery, 35, shot at Troopers Steven Missale and Ronald Raymond on the Thruway in Rockland County on Jan. 3, State Police said. The troopers returned fire. Tillery was pronounced dead at the scene.

The clip from Missale’s body camera video lasts for a little more than a minute and a portion of the video is redacted. The incident began at 2:54 p.m. A sign for the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge and Exit 15 is seen. Then, one of the troopers says: “He’s pulling over right now it looks like.”

Police stop, and when the trooper driving the vehicle opens the door, police can hear gunshots. They get back in the vehicle and take cover and then return fire.

Tillery is seen charging at the officers and then there is a struggle.

One the troopers yells “get down. “Get the f— down.” Repeatedly. There are more gunshots.

Tillery says “yeah, yeah” in a grunting fashion.

Then, a trooper is seen firing another shot.

“Let go.”

Tillery is on the ground and handcuffed.

Trooper Raymond’s video shows Raymond getting out of the car and running to get closer to Missale and Tillery. Then you see Tillery struggling with Tillery on the ground and Raymond yelling at him to “stay the f— down” multiple times. Then you can hear a gunshot and Raymond asking “are you all right?”

The troopers were treated at Westchester Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries and released.

The Attorney General’s Office is conducting an investigation as it does in all officer-involved shootings in which a civilian has died.