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Bodycam Footage From Gunfire Exchanges with Barricaded Subject

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The Tampa Police Department is releasing body-worn camera footage of the gunfire exchanges that took place during a 21-hour standoff with armed barricaded subject Renardo Bucklon.  The following clips are the instances when Bucklon and officers exchanged fire. Bucklon was charged with Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon (Firearm Discharge) and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Additional felony charges are forthcoming.

The officer involved shooting aspect of this event is still being actively investigated by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which is standard procedure any time a Tampa Police officer is involved in a shooting. 


Clip One | Start time: 01:04 AM

Officers give orders for Bucklon to show his hands. There is an exchange of gunfire that ends at 1:04:34, where a gunshot from Bucklon can be heard. Bucklon continues to point his gun at officers from his barricaded location.

Clip Two | Start time: 01:10:38

Bucklon points his gun at the officers from his barricaded location in the room. Officer fires his weapon.

Clip Three | Start time:  01:18:25

Bucklon, again, points his gun at the officers from his barricaded location in the room. Officers discharge their weapons.

Clip Four | Start time: 01:29:36

Bucklon uses a laser sight on gun in attempt to target officers; officer fires at Bucklon

There are no further exchanges of gunfire from officers. Negotiations continued for almost 11 more hours before Bucklon was taken into custody at 11:50 AM on Christmas Day.