AURORA, Ill. (FOX 32) - The Aurora Police Department has released chilling new surveillance video showing the Aurora workplace shooting at the Henry Pratt company as it unfolded.
The over eight-minute video shows the suspect, later identified as disgruntled employee Gary Martin, opening fire from inside the building on Feb. 15, 2019. Martin ultimately killed five co-workers and wounded six others after a meeting was held in which he was going to be fired, authorities said.
Along with the video, the Aurora Police Department released the following statement:
We have chosen to publish a portion of the surveillance video which captured the horrible shooting event on February 15, 2019. We have already posted emergency radio traffic and 911 calls to the police regarding this incident.
As with our decision to release audio related to this event, we were not careless in our judgment here, and we understand the disturbing nature of these images. We understand, however, that as a matter of public interest and our ongoing commitment to transparency within our community, we agree that you have a right to see for yourself what transpired at the Henry Pratt facility that day where, sadly, five members of our community lost their lives, and five of our police officers were shot while simply doing their jobs.
Portions of this video have been excluded to protect the privacy rights of those involved. Also, there is no significant surveillance video available from inside the facility, other than that which captures the front foyer area, which is shown. These surveillance cameras did not record sound.
This video depicts the shooter as he prepares to ambush approaching officers, and shows the officers’ initial approach and subsequent entry into the Henry Pratt facility. The shooter was in possession of one pistol and eight pistol magazines, and we confirmed that he fired 64 rounds during this incident.
WARNING: This video may be disturbing to some. Viewer discretion is strongly advised.