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Police Release Dramatic Bodycam Footage Showing Shooting During Home Invasion

Body camera footage released Monday shows a shocking scene unfold as an officer shot a man who was holding a woman hostage during a home invasion in the city's West Town neighborhood earlier this year. 

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability posted the footage two months after the police-involved shooting on April 11.

Officers were performing a well-being check around 6:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of West Washington Boulevard when they discovered a home invasion was taking place, authorities said.

The officers heard a gunshot fired inside the apartment. When they entered, they saw a 19-year-old suspect dragging a woman into another room and an officer opened fire. 

Officers said the man was holding a 23-year-old woman at gunpoint and had shot the woman in the arm during a struggle. The suspect shot by police suffered gunshot wounds to the the abdomen, authorities said.

Police said a weapon was recovered from the scene and the man was taken to hospital where his condition had stabilized. The woman, who authorities said did not know the man, was taken to the hospital in good condition. Both were expected to recover, officials said. 

Marco Malvais, 19, of the city's Austin neighborhood, was charged with attempted first-degree murder, battery causing bodily harm, aggravated assault to a police officer and two counts of home invasion. He was ordered held without bail that same month. 

The officer who fired shots was placed on routine administrative duties for 30 days—as is customary following police-involved shootings.

Police were also looking into the possibility the suspect may have confronted another neighbor with a gun. 

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