Murphy man shot by police releases surveillance video from night of the shooting
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CHEROKEE COUNTY, N.C. (WLOS) — Surveillance footage from inside the home of a Murphy, North Carolina, man provides an inside look at a December raid that left the homeowner shot multiple times.
On December 13, 2022, Jason Harley Kloepfer, 41, was “reportedly” shot several times by members of the Cherokee Indian Police SWAT Team. The incident was first reported by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office in a press release posted to social media later that day. In the post, authorities said on Monday, Dec. 12, a 911 call had alerted authorities to a disturbance with several gunshots at a residence on Upper Bear Paw Road.
According to the press release, “Recognizing there was an armed suspect present and the potential for a hostage situation, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office obtained a search warrant and requested assistance from the Cherokee Indian Police Department SWAT Team.”
The video shows footage, from inside the camper, of authorities placing a robotic camera inside the camper. The footage then shows Kloepfer and his wife awake to find the camera, pick it up (at 18 seconds) and go to open the door.
According to this article based on a press release from the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office:
❋Dispatchers got a call reporting several shots fired at the address.
❋Deputies on the scene were unable to make contact with the man inside the home.
❋Fearing there may be a hostage situation underway, deputies got a search warrant and called in the Cherokee Indian Police Department SWAT Team for help.
❋ Jason Harley Kloepfer ‘engaged in a verbal altercation with officers and emerged from a camper trailer and confronted officers.’
❋Kloepfer is charged with communicating threats and resist, obstruct, and delay, and that more charges may follow.
At about 42 seconds, the cops throw in a camera.
At 1:35 the couple wake.
At 2:10 Jason finds and picks up the cop camera