Watch: Ky. cop’s flying tackle takes down armed man
Bodycam video shows the suspect waving a gun in the air just before an officer crashes into him
By Suzie Ziegler
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — New bodycam video from the Louisville Metro Police Department shows the dramatic arrest of a double shooting suspect on Monday.
According to WLKY, Laron Weston is accused of shooting two women outside a business.
Bodycam video of his arrest shows the perspectives of two officers, Mike Faulkner and Joseph Harrison. In the video, from Faulkner’s point of view, Harrison charges at the suspect, who is waving a gun in the air.
Faulkner is heard yelling at Weston to drop the gun.
That’s when Harrison leaps and tackles Weston to the ground. Faulkner sprints over to help get the suspect under control.
Weston is heard repeatedly asking the officers to kill him.
Weston is facing multiple charges including assault, fleeing and wanton endangerment, according to the report.