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Video shows two officers shot in Chandler Wal-Mart, then return fire

Officer Colwell tumbled through a display sign and opened fire while still on the ground. (Source: Chandler Police Department) Officer Colwell tumbled through a display sign and opened fire while still on the ground. (Source: Chandler Police Department)
Chaos erupted when the shootout started between police and the suspect. (Source: Chandler Police Department) Chaos erupted when the shootout started between police and the suspect. (Source: Chandler Police Department)
Officers Joshua Pueblo (left) andDaniel Colwell. (Source: Chandler Police Department) Officers Joshua Pueblo (left) andDaniel Colwell. (Source: Chandler Police Department)
Old mug shot of the suspect, Mitchell Oakley, who served seven months in prison 2014-2015. (Source: ADOC) Old mug shot of the suspect, Mitchell Oakley, who served seven months in prison 2014-2015. (Source: ADOC)
CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Newly-released surveillance video shows the moment a suspect pulled out a gun inside a Wal-Mart and opened fire on two Chandler police officers, striking both men multiple times.

The video, released Tuesday by the Chandler Police Department, also shows one of the wounded officers tumble through a display sign and return fire, killing the suspect.

[WATCH: GRAPHIC VIDEO shows officer-involved shooting at Chandler Wal-Mart]

[SLIDESHOW: Police shooting at a Chandler-area Walmart

Both officers survived the incident at the store near the Loop 202 Santan Freeway and Arizona Avenue. Officer Joshua Pueblo remains on medical leave while recovering from gunshot wounds to the face and arm, a Chandler Police Department spokesperson confirmed. Officer Daniel Colwell has returned to duty.

[READ MORE: Chandler Police chief: ‘We’re just so fortunate he’s with us’]

Employees at the store called police April 23, asking officers to remove a man for trespassing. Officers Colwell and Pueblo made contact with 24-year-old Mitchell Oakley, and are seen on video speaking with him at a McDonald’s inside the Wal-Mart.

[RELATED: 2 officers shot, suspect dead at Chandler Wal-Mart]

At 6:41 a.m., surveillance video shows Oakley standing up from a chair and shooting both officers. Officer Pueblo briefly falls to the ground with critical injuries but was able to run for cover. At the same time, Officer Colwell tumbles through a display sign and opens fire while still on the ground.

As Oakley flees out the front door, surveillance cameras show him drop something that appears to be a gun. When he runs over to pick it up, he is shot dead by Colwell.

[RELATED: Arizona’s Family Surprise Squad was the first to interview Officer Pueblo in June]

“All I see was blood. I didn't know what exactly was wrong. I didn't know how much blood I was losing, or if I was going to make it. So there were definitely thoughts of family,” he said.

Pueblo agreed to an interview so he could thank two Wal-Mart employees for coming to his aid.  

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