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Stephon Clark shooting: Officers reveal new details on the night he died

In nearly 800 pages of police reports and dispatch records released by the Sacramento Police Department late Tuesday, officers provided first-hand accounts of the shooting that left the 22-year-old dead. The documents included reaction from investigators, the officers involved and the victim's grandmother, and were posted on a website after State Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced no charges would be filed against the officers.Police said they were dispatched to an address in Sacramento at 9:13 pm on March 18 last year. "The caller stated that the male subject had broken car windows and was now hiding in a backyard," the report said. "The caller described the subject as a male … wearing a black hoodie and dark pants. " Sacramento Police Department officers arrived at the scene five minutes later. Detectives canvassed the neighborhood and saw at least three vehicles with damage believed to have been caused by the report said. In addition, a residence had a sliding glass by shattered and deputies in a law enforcement helicopter saw the suspect break. the door and the fence into another property, where the shooting happened, according to the report. Police believed an 'object' was aimed at themBefore the shooting, the officers pursuing the suspect said they saw him face them and "advance forward with his arms extended and holding an object in his hands," the report said. "When I come around the corner … I left cover and I look that same subject with his hoodie and sweatshirt pulled up and…

In nearly 800 pages of police reports and dispatch records released by the Sacramento Police Department late Tuesday, officers provided first-hand accounts of the shooting that left the 22-year-old dead. The documents included reaction from investigators, the officers involved and the victim’s grandmother, and were posted on a website after State Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced no charges would be filed against the officers.

Police said they were dispatched to an address in Sacramento at 9:13 pm on March 18 last year.

“The caller stated that the male subject had broken car windows and was now hiding in a backyard,” the report said. “The caller described the subject as a male … wearing a black hoodie and dark pants. “

Sacramento Police Department officers arrived at the scene five minutes later. Detectives canvassed the neighborhood and saw at least three vehicles with damage believed to have been caused by the report said.

In addition, a residence had a sliding glass by shattered and deputies in a law enforcement helicopter saw the suspect break. the door and the fence into another property, where the shooting happened, according to the report.

 Protesters march through the streets as they demonstrate against the Sacramento police officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark.

Police believed an ‘object’ was aimed at them

Before the shooting, the officers pursuing the suspect said they saw him face them and “advance forward with his arms extended and holding an object in his hands,” the report said.

“When I come around the corner … I left cover and I look that same subject with his hoodie and sweatshirt pulled up and his arms pointed out extended like this,” Terrence Mercadal duty detectives hours after he and Jared Robinet shot Clark. To show Clark’s position, Mercadal, who was seated, extended both arms in front of him at chest level and appeared to take a shooting position, according to the report.

“… At which time I looked and based on the light coming off of … my tactical light – it appeared I had already shot at me because I saw what I believed to be a metallic reflection or muzzle flash – something coming to me, “Mercadal said.” I was scared. I thought he had shot at me. I think I remember yelling, “Gun.” “

A search at the scene found no firearm

After the report described as an “exhaustive search,” investigators did not find any firearms.

“The only items found near the suspense were a cell phone,” the report said. The body camera captured the officers asking each other if they were OK and whether they had been “hit.”

Later, Mercadal said that Clark was not moving and they couldn’t see the gun. When another officer came up with backup and support, he asked the others if they had found a gun.

Another officer at the scene told Clark, “We need to know if you are okay. We need to get you medics, but we cannot go over to help you unless we know you don’t have your weapon,” the report Several discussions followed on what position Clark assumed when officers shot him.

“The body camera recordings contain discussions with backup officers regarding the need for a” body bunker “(i.e., a ballistic shield) before they can safely approach Clark,” the report stated.

When she saw Clark

In addition to the police reports and detective interviews, the documents also include a transcript of when Clark’s grandmother learned her grandson was shot dead in her backyard. At the beginning of her conversation with the officers at here, both sides didn’t know of the victim’s personal connection.

Part of the transcript included Clark’s grandma describing the gunshots and commotion she heard, unaware that her grandson was the victim.

“All of a sudden I heard shots like pow pow pow. I heard four of them,” she said, according to a witness statement on the police report. “I thought it might have been fireworks because I could see the flash and I don’t know if gun shots do. I grabbed my granddaughter and laid on the floor.” [StephanClark’sgrandmotherSequitaThompsonspeaksinthedaysfollowinghisdeath” data-src-mini=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180326144208-sequita-thompson-presser-small-169.jpg” data-src-xsmall=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180326144208-sequita-thompson-presser-medium-plus-169.jpg” data-src-small=”http://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180326144208-sequita-thompson-presser-large-169.jpg” data-src-medium=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180326144208-sequita-thompson-presser-exlarge-169.jpg” data-src-large=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180326144208-sequita-thompson-presser-super-169.jpg” data-src-full16x9=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180326144208-sequita-thompson-presser-full-169.jpg” data-src-mini1x1=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180326144208-sequita-thompson-presser-small-11.jpg” data-demand-load=”not-loaded” data-eq-pts=”mini: 0, xsmall: 221, small: 308, medium: 461, large: 781″ src=”data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAJEAAAAAAP///////wAAACH5BAEAAAIALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKlI+py+0Po5yUFQA7″/>

 Stephon Clark's grandmother Sequita Thompson speaks in the days following his death.

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