Bodycam Footage Shows YouTube Shooter Speaking To Cops Just Hours Before Shootings

Bodycam footage showing YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam has been released by cops.

In the clip, shared by Mountain View police in California, Aghdam can be heard talking calmly to officers, while she's pulled over in a Walmart car park. She was stopped by police after her car's licence plates were linked to a missing person, which was reported by her family.


Cops ask her if she is feeling suicidal or on any medication and she tells them 'no', before explaining that she just wants to move away from San Diego and her family so she can make a 'fresh start'.

The footage hears the female officer asking: "You don't want want to hurt yourself, do you? You don't want to hurt anybody else? You don't want to commit suicide or anything like that?" Each time Aghdam, 39, shakes her head 'no'.

Just eleven hours later she would drive to the San Bruno headquarters of YouTube and open fire, wounding three people before killing herself.

Mountain View police released the footage alongside a statement, which read: "We believe that sharing our officers' footage is tantamount to our constant pursuit of transparency. To that end, we are now able to provide the content below, and we thank you for your patience."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

It goes on to explain that they contacted Aghdam's father, who had reported her missing, to tell them she had been found.

"At no point in either of our conversations did the family bring up any concerns about their daughter's behaviour, any potential violence she may carry out, or any likelihood that she could be a danger to herself or others," the statement read.

The lengthy statement, which can be viewed in full here, ends: "Our thoughts continue to remain with those impacted by this event, and we continue to think of those who are making remarkable strides in their recovery from this horrific incident. We remain fully confident in the investigative efforts of the San Bruno Police Department and of the agencies assisting them in their efforts."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Police have since said they only link they can find between the woman and YouTube is the fact she was angry about how much money she earned from the video hosting site.

Featured Image Credit: Mountain View Police Department

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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