COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Family and friends of a man killed by Colorado Springs police officers over the summer want to know why officers shot him 20 times.
"For you to shoot him 20 times from head to toe," said Angelyna Reed, the daughter of Josh Vigil. "He was shot in the head and in the foot."
Autopsy results obtained by 11 News reveal Vigil, 38, was shot in the head, chest, stomach and foot, including by one bullet that hit the right side of his head and went close to his eye.
"Even if he did have a gun, even if he pointed it, even if he shot it, it's not OK that they shot him 20 times," Reed said.
Vigil was shot on July 23 during a confrontation with police at an apartment complex near Chelton and Fountain in southeast Colorado Springs. Police said at the time that the incident started with officers responding to reports of a man with a gun walking around Monterey Park; they located the individual but did not follow him when he fled the area. Officers reportedly found him later after he crashed near the apartment complex and ran into the foyer.
A spokesperson for the police department said Vigil pointed a weapon at officers inside the foyer and the officers fired back. The autopsy report says the officers shot a Vigil through a glass wall.
The family told 11 News they were at Monterey Park when police first showed up, and that they let the officers know Vigil was suffering a mental episode and needed help.
The autopsy report reveals Vigil had amphetamine, alcohol and meth in Vigil's system when he died.
His family is fighting for the body camera footage to be released, as it was in the De'Von Bailey shooting, which happened one week later.
The footage being released in the Bailey shooting was an isolated move, as the footage is typically not released until the district attorney's office makes a ruling on whether or not the shooting is justified.
To date, the DA's office has not concluded its investigation.