Video: Ariz. cop shoots man who ran at her with knife
The man ignored the officer’s repeated commands to put down his weapon
By Suzie Ziegler
PHOENIX, Ariz. — A critical incident video released by the Phoenix Police Department last week shows the moments before an officer shoots a knife-wielding suspect who charged at her.
According to AZFamily.com, the shooting happened June 14 in the parking lot of an Asiana Market.
In 911 call audio, the reporting party says a drunk man is threatening customers inside the store with a knife.
Bodycam video shows the officer approaching the man in a parking lot. The officer commands him to drop the blade in his hand.
“I’m gonna f*** you up,” the man says in response.
He begins to walk towards the officer with the knife as she repeatedly tells him to put it down.
“Shut up, shut your f***ing mouth,” he says. For nearly a minute, the officer walks backward as the man continues to advance with the knife. That’s when he starts running toward her and the officer fires.
A bystander’s cell phone video shows the man began to charge at the cop before she fires.