YouTube Shooter Awakened By Police Hours Before Rampage


The Mountain View Police Department has released the officer-worn body camera footage from the night officers found YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam sleeping in her auto about 30 minutes south of YouTube headquarters.

Aghdam's father, Ismail Aghdam of San Diego County, was contacted by Mountain View Police that she had been found and was all right.

After officers wake her up, Aghdam tells them that she left her home in San Diego because she was not getting along with her family.

Officers questioned Aghdam, who was found sleeping in her 2006 Pontiac in a parking lot on the 600 block of Showers Drive, and asked her if she wanted to hurt herself or others.

Police contacted Aghdam's father afterward, but an hour later he father called back to say that he believed she may have been in the area because she "recently become upset about changes on the YouTube platform that had impacted videos she had created on living a vegan lifestyle", police said in a statement Friday. Authorities say she slipped onto the tech company's grounds the next afternoon and opened fire, injuring three people before turning the gun on herself - taking her own life.

The video begins with the officer knocking on the window, waking up Aghdam. who was shoeless and wearing a hoodie.

The woman, Nasim Aghdam, had been reported missing by her family in Southern California and police found her asleep in her vehicle in parking in Mountain View.

We are getting a first look at the Mountain View Police Department's encounter with the YouTube shooting suspect the morning of the attack.

Those system checks regarding Aghdam came back negative.

"Our officers followed proper procedure and protocol".

The cop continued, asking: 'And you don't want to hurt anybody else?'

"In this instance if an individual is cooperative and does not present any sort of threat, continuing to unnecessarily question or delay them can lead to an unwarranted detention", Mountain View police said in a lengthy statement regarding release of the footage release and an explanation of actions by the officers. "There was no dispute or anything", the San Diego dispatcher told the Mountain View officer. Shortly after, they left.

San Bruno city officials provided this photo of Nasim Aghdam on April 3, 2018.

The father reportedly thanked the officer for the call and hung up.

Ismail Aghdam, however, did not bring up any concerns about his daughter's behavior or any potential violence she might carry out on herself or others, police said.