Surveillance Video of Suspect’s Deadly Confrontation Released

GREENVILLE CO., S.C (WSPA) – Solicitors have released video of Jason Mendez’s last moments before he was shot and killed by Greenville County deputies outside a motel on Mauldin Road.

The video was recorded by Super Lodge Inn security cameras when Mendez, 37, and his girlfriend were staying on February 11. The footage is about 40 minutes long and has no sound but it clearly shows deputies approaching and confronting Mendez who authorities say was driving a stolen car.

One deputy could be seen breaking the driver’s side window with a baton. Within minutes, the deputy fired shots into the vehicle as other deputies pulled Mendez’s girlfriend from the car. The Greenville County Sheriff Office says Mendez was refusing to follow commands and also pointed a gun at them.

Deputies recovered drugs along with a 40-caliber pistol from the car, officials said.

The shooting was not captured on dash camera video, but audio was recorded. That is expected to be released as early as next week.

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