Police release images of Aurora, Illinois warehouse shooting

connectVideoRaw video: Gunman takes shots at the police during the mass shooting in Aurora, Illinois

The police in Aurora, Illinois released surveillance video on Wednesday of a mass shooting that left five people dead and five officers wounded in a manufacturing warehouse in February.

The images of a “part” of the events in Henry Pratt Co. — one of the largest makers of industrial water valves — when Gary Martin, a 45-year-old disgruntled worker, opened fire.


The clip showed four angles recorded for the police to go to the warehouse, and Martin after the shooting. After the police arrived on the scene and walked towards the building, he appeared to pace the lobby, often by means of the front doors in the almost 10 minute video.

This undated booking photograph of the Aurora Illinois Police shows Gary Martin.
(Aurora, Illinois Police department via AP)

A few minutes in, Martin could be seen shooting at the police through the front door. After an armored police truck was seen ramming the lobby doors, before seven armed officers slowly entered the building.

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The footage ended. Martin, a 15-year-old employee of the company, was killed at the scene. He was shot six times, one of which was probably self-inflicted, the Chicago Tribune reported, citing the autopsy results.

The Police Department of Aurora wrote on Facebook, in addition to the video, that Martin had a gun and eight pistol magazines on him, and he fired 64 rounds during the incident.

The police said that they were “not negligent” in releasing the surveillance images, and choose to be transparent with the community.


“We agree that you have a right to see for ourselves what happened on the Henry Pratt facility that day, where, unfortunately, five members of our community lost their lives, and five of our police were shot while simply doing their job,” the police wrote.

Clayton Parks, 32, Vicente Juarez, 54, Josh Pinkard, 37, and Russell Beyer, 47, were killed in the shooting. Trevor Wehner, a 21-year-old trainee on his first day on the job, was also killed.

Fox News’ Louis Casiano and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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