BCSO will not release bodycam video of standoff, deadly shooting at request of suspect’s family

Robert Inosencio was found dead following hours-long standoff

Robert Otoniel Inosencio, 18, found dead after hours-long standoff (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – Body camera video footage of a standoff and deadly shooting involving a suspect and Bexar County sheriff’s deputies earlier this month will not be released, at the request of the suspect’s family.

The sheriff’s office announced Thursday that the body camera video of the incident on April 5 had been reviewed by Robert Inosencio’s family and BCSO officials on April 21, “as required by the Body Worn Camera release policy.”

However, after the family viewed the footage, they requested in writing that the video not be released and that “it be kept private” throughout the duration of the investigation.

It’s unclear why the family has made the request, though the sheriff’s office said it would comply.

“The BCSO has notified the Bexar County Commissioners’ Office and has sent a memo to the Bexar County Manager’s Office that our intentions are to not release the body worn camera footage at this time,” the news release states.

The video stems from when deputies tried to arrest Inosencio, 18, on two felony warrants involving an aggravated robbery and a narcotics case.

Bexar County records showed Inosencio had two previous charges -- an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

The aggravated assault charge was dismissed due to a missing witness. A hearing date was moved to August for the unlawful carrying of a weapon charge.

One deputy, 54-year-old Miguel Gonzalez, was shot and injured while trying to serve the warrants. At last check, he was recovering from his injuries at an area hospital.

Deputy Miguel Gonzalez is a 29-year veteran of BCSO (KSAT)

Inosencio was found dead following an hours-long standoff.

It’s unclear if Inosencio’s death was due to gunfire from the deputies or a self-inflicted gunshot.

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Cody King is a digital journalist for KSAT 12. She previously worked for WICS/WRSP 20 in Springfield, Illinois.