On September 17, 2008, Phoenix police responded to a home invasion and shot the homeowner six times. They did not know that the phone was off the hook and 911 recorded the officers talking about their “boo boo.” The shooter’s partner said, “That’s all right. Don’t worry about it. I got your back. … We clear?”
Anthony and Lesley Arambula sued the City of Phoenix, the Phoenix Police Department and the police officers for damages arising from the shooting. An armed intruder entered their home, but Anthony Arambula grabbed his gun and was holding the intruder hostage when the police shot him in the back while he was on the phone with 911. The Arambula’s complaint says the officer who shot the homeowner “opened fire because he heard loud noises and saw someone who looked like he might be the ‘Hispanic’ male they were pursuing” before he arrived at the Arambulas’ home.
See also “The Look from the Rear.”