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Bodycam records the moment Arizona cop shot a Native American woman dead as she walked towards him with a pair of scissors


A Navajo woman who was shot dead by a police officer in Arizona, sparking protests, was carrying medical scissors as she approached him, body camera footage has shown.

The shooting of Loreal Tsingine, 27, in March, led tribal officials to urge the US Justice Department to investigate the treatment of Native Americans who live in towns that border the reservation.

Footage of the 30-second encounter in Winslow however has been made public after a ruling that officer Austin Shipley was justified in shooting her because he feared his life, and that of a colleague, were threatened.

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