Newly released bodycam footage shows a police officer diving down to prevent friendly fire while fighting a fight with two attackers who killed three people in a kosher supermarket in Jersey City last year.
The clip, which was obtained on Thursday by the Associated Press with a further six videos via the open records law of the state, covers approximately three hours from the December 10 incident.
The shooters, identified David Anderson and Francine Graham, had just killed a police officer in a nearby cemetery and were now planning their second attack.
They pulled their white U-Haul van outside of JC Kosher Supermarket on Martin Luther King Boulevard and walked in with elaborate weapons.
Police started exchanging gunfire with the couple, including an unidentified officer from the window of the Sacred Heart Catholic School across the street.
After someone notices him by the window, he squats under the window edge so that he is not visible.
‘It is a[n] officer!’ he shouts.
He then picks up his walkie-talkie and indicates that he is a police officer and says: ‘That is kind inside in Sacred Heart. I say again: friendly, blue. ”
Newly released bodycam footage showed a Jersey City police officer diving down to avoid being hit by friendly fire during a firefight with two attackers killing three people on the market on December 10, 2019
First he shouts: “It’s one[n] officer!’ before he spoke in his walkie-talkie: ‘That is kind inside in Sacred Heart. I say again: friendly, blue ‘
The officer sat behind one of the windows of the Sacred Heart Catholic School across the street as he ducked down to avoid being struck by a friendly fire
Authorities identified the attackers as David Anderson, 47 (left) and Francine Graham, 50 (right). The two were reportedly fueled by a hatred of the Jewish people and law enforcement
In one of the clips obtained the officer sees his weapon reloaded while countless volys gun shots are heard.
“I think he’s down. No, he is still moving, “the unknown agent hears him say.
The officer goes along rows of small desks from one classroom, past lockers and in another before he shoots out the window, which was adorned with a paper cutout from an angel.
Schools in Jersey City were locked up that day.
Anderson, 47, and Graham, 50, killed Detective Joseph Seals in a cemetery before heading to the kosher supermarket.
Authorities say seals were at the cemetery to meet a man to talk about bringing back a confiscated vehicle.
While waiting, seals confronted the couple after seeing their van and believed it was related to a recent murder in nearby Bayonne.
In additional camera images, a police officer tries to get the two attackers out of the supermarket
In the clip, the officer sees his weapon reloaded while countless fullys of gun shots are heard
On the market, the couple killed co-owner Mindel Ferencz, 33; employee Douglas Miguel Rodriguez; and Moshe Deutsch, 24, a rabbinical student from Brooklyn who was shopping.
According to the authorities, Rodriguez kept the back door of the store open so that a customer could escape before he was killed.
Eventually the SWAT team used his vehicle as a battering ram and stormed into the supermarket.
Inside, they found the bodies of the three victims, as well as the bodies of Anderson and Graham, who had been killed in the long firefight.
There was a pipe bomb and a note in the U-Haul van of their couple saying: “I do this because my maker lets me do this and I hate who he hates,” the New York Post reported.
The two were reportedly fueled by a hatred of the Jewish people and law enforcement
Passerbys see flights while Anderson and Graham (in the back) get out of their van and enter the supermarket
Among the dead on the kosher market were Moshe Hirsch Deutsch (left), 24, a rabbinic student from Brooklyn and co-owner Leah Mindel Ferencz, 33 (right)
Prior to grovery shooting, the pair murdered Detective Joseph Seals (far right), a married five-year-old father, who joined the Jersey City police in 2006 after serving with military and other law enforcement agencies
Members of the Chesed Shel Emes, a Jewish organization that helps families through grief, were on the scene on the night of December 10 to collect the blood of the victims
Two of the videos show the moment when one of the shooters left the van from Anderson and drove to the store.
Authorities said that Anderson left the white rental van they drove to the scene with an AR-15-style weapon, while Graham carried a 12-inch shotgun into the store.
The video shows passers-by who spread out of the store as the couple comes in. The police arrived at the market less than two minutes after the shooters left the van.
Another clip shows a police vehicle that enters the store three hours after the arrival of Anderson and Graham.
The police also shared 25,911 phone calls in the minutes after the shooting.
State and federal law enforcement officials said that Anderson and Graham expressed hate Jews and law enforcement in notes left in the grocery store and in online messages.
Police officers came on the scene of the active shooting on December 10
Bullet-pierced windows in the Sacred Heart School across the street from the kosher supermarket
The next day there were members of Chesed Shel Emes, a Jewish organization that helps families through sorrow
Five weapons and hundreds of ammunition were found in the store after the attackers were killed.
Researchers also found a bomb in the van of the couple who could have shot grenade fragments. The van also contained material that could have made a second bomb.
Researchers in the social media of Anderson put a reference to Jews as “cheaters who inhabited synagogues of Satan.”
Anderson received about $ 560 a month as a military veteran and may have sold real estate and a van to make money, officials said.
However, officials have found no evidence that he has received outside help to purchase weapons or bomb-making equipment.
Anderson and Graham had searched other Jewish locations to carry out their attack, but it is unclear why they chose the supermarket.
A piece of police tape can be seen at Bay View Cemetery in Jersey City, where detective seals were killed on December 10