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Family of bomb threat suspect shot by police angry with outcome [Video]

Body camera footage released Thursday by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows a bomb-threat suspect being shot by deputies on May 13.

QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. — It may take a long time for Jacob Packard to be able to walk again after being shot by Maricopa County Sheriff Office deputies at a Queen Creek Walmart after claiming a voice in his head told him he had a bomb in his pocket.

Sarah Packard said that her 36-year-old brother is a father of four and “was struggling with mental illness.”

She said that after being shot he suffered severe injuries and had to undergo hip surgery.

“[The] doctor said that, although it won’t be easy or quick, he believes Jake will one day be able to walk again,” Sarah Packard wrote via text message.

On May 13 around 7:30 p.m., MSCO deputies responded to a bomb threat call at the Walmart …

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