Police release body-camera footage with Nasim Aghdam — YouTube shooting

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14 April, 2018

Cops in Mountain View, California, found Nasim Aghdam asleep in her 2006 Pontiac in the parking lot of a Walmart at around 1.38am on April 3.

Aghdam was reportedly angry with the YouTube because it had stopped paying her for her videos. Aghdam replies first that she needed to sleep, then expands her answer.

Police contacted Aghdam's father afterward, nevertheless an hour later he father known as once more to say that he believed she might need been throughout the area because of she "simply now flip into upset about changes on the YouTube platform that had impacted motion pictures she had created on dwelling a vegan lifestyle", police acknowledged in a press launch Friday.

Nasim Aghdam, 39, eventually shot and injured three people at the San Bruno location before she killed herself.

The officer learned the results of the license plate check come back to report that the auto is registered to 38-year-old Nasim Aghdam and that she has been reported missing and "at-risk" out of San Diego County. The 9-millimeter handgun she used in the shooting had been purchased legally.

In response to questions from the officers, Aghdam said that she wasn't taking medications, that she didn't want to hurt herself and that she didn't want to hurt others.

In a statement, Mountain View Police Chief Max Bosel said that his officers followed proper protocol. She went to a shooting range later that day before heading to the YouTube offices.

Later in the phone conversation, the woman from the San Diego sheriff's department says: "I think it's just because she left her cell phone at home and didn't take any type of banking information with her and just disappeared". She said she was OK with police looking at it, but did not want her family to know her new number.

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Aghdam continued to discuss her family situation as she tried to find her ID.

She explained that they weren't getting along and she wanted to start a new life with family in Mountain View.

A few seconds later, the officer approached the vehicle and looked in on both the driver's side and the passenger's side to see if anyone was inside. Shortly after, they left.

Aghdam appeared calm and collected during the interaction, the video shows.

He communicated the interaction with the father and when he understood the two hung up.

About an hour after that call, the father called the officer again to tell him 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 today.

Police said Aghdam's father did not indicate that she was a danger to herself or anyone else and did not bring up any concerns about her behavior.


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