BETHLEHEM TWP., Pa. - It's just a 12-second clip, but it shows a lot.
A man walks out of Cigars International in Bethlehem Township and heads toward a blue pickup. Police say he's Adam Zaborowski, a man who had apparently walked out with two cigars valued at $20.
"As he's going to his truck a clerk comes out asking him to, hey we know you have the cigars, return the cigars," said Sgt. Shaun Powell with Bethlehem Township police. "At that point the defendant turns around, pulls a semi automatic from his waistband, fires one shot into the air, and then he fires two additional shots at the clerk."
The clerk and a nearby patron were not hit, despite being just steps apart.
"It's clear if Adam wanted to harm him, wanted to kill him, wanted to shoot him, he was close enough to do that, he did not do that," said Defense Attorney John Waldron.
Waldron says he texted Zaborowski after getting contacted by his dad to turn himself in.
"I know through his father, he had lost his job during the pandemic, as a lot of folks have, there was a custody battle and he lost custody of his child, he was having a rough time with the pandemic, it wasn't an excuse, but I know there were stressors in his life," Waldron said.
He didn't turn himself in. The next morning, witnesses called police, saying they saw Zaborowski at his Slatington apartment loading up his pickup with another gun and ammo.
Police soon initiated a traffic stop. They say Zaborowski got out of the truck and started shooting. They returned fire. One officer sustained minor injuries.
Waldron says Zaborowski was struck in the leg and backside. Waldron says Zaborowski will be arraigned on charges in Northampton County once he's released from the hospital.