Fullerton Police release body-cam footage in fatal shooting of 17-year-old girl on Anaheim freeway

Fullerton Police released body-camera footage on Friday that captured the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl on an Anaheim freeway.

"Please keep in mind this is an initial review, and our understanding of this incident could possibly change as additional evidence is collected, analyzed and reviewed," Fullerton Police said in part, when the footage was released.


The family held a press conference shortly after 4 p.m. Friday.

On Friday, July 5, Police Corporal Scott Flynn attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the 91 Freeway which resulted in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Hannah Williams.


According to Fullerton Police, Williams exited her vehicle and was standing in a "shooting stance" with what appeared to be a gun pointed at the officer. Authorities later determined that the gun in question was a replica firearm.

Williams was transported to a local hospital where she passed away.

Police said that approximately 90 minutes after the incident occurred, 911 dispatch received a call from Williams' father, indicating that Williams took the family's rental car, that she had been missing for several hours and that she may have wanted to harm herself.

According to the Orange County District Attorney's Office the replica recovered at the scene of the shooting was identical to a Beretta 92 FS handgun.

Fullerton Police Chief Robert Dunn and Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer met with the family of the 17-year-old on Friday afternoon and provided them with an opportunity to view the video prior to its release.The District Attorney's Office will determine whether the police shooting was lawful.