Lake Havasu police officers involved in shooting identified

Body cam video can be found at this link: http://kdminer.com/news/2016/nov/03/details-emerge-cases-involving-officers-shootings/

KINGMAN – The names of the two Lake Havasu City Police Department SWAT team officers involved in the Oct. 26 shooting of Charlie Gonzalez have been identified and body camera video released.

According to Kingman Police Department Deputy Chief Rusty Cooper, Sergeant Tyler Tribolet and Officer Mike Fuller shot Gonzalez, 21, while serving a search warrant in relation to a drug investigation. Tribolet has 12 years with the department and Fuller 13 years. Both officers remain on administrative leave.

Gonzalez’s condition in a Las Vegas hospital is still listed as “critical, but stable”.

KPD has been investigating the shooting by the Lake Havasu City SWAT team during the service of a search warrant at a home in the 1600 block of South Palo Verde Boulevard. Upon entering the home the SWAT team was confronted by Gonzalez, who was reportedly armed with a handgun. He allegedly raised the handgun and fired one time at the SWAT team.

Tribolet and Fuller returned fire, shooting Gonzalez multiple times. The officers were not shot or injured. Gonzales was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. KPD is conducting the criminal investigation. Having a third party agency conduct the investigation is standard protocol in these types of incidents.