Dramatic body camera video shows Columbus officers shoot armed man
By Brian Seay
A police station in Ohio released body camera video Thursday showing the fatal shooting of a man a few days earlier.
Columbus Police say two officers opened fire on Kareem Ali Nadir Jones on July 7 after he tried to pull a gun on them, according to WCMH-TV.
In the video, which doesn’t have any audio for the first minute, Jones can be seen backing away from Officers Samuel James and Marc Johnson as they get out of their squad car. He puts his hands in the air, but doesn’t “get down” when the officers tell him to. He backs up towards a house, near a woman who’s standing nearby — watching all of it unfold.
As Jones gets near the front of a parked car, he turns to run while reaching for a gun tucked into his pants. That’s when the two officers opened fire.
“Cover him, cover him,” says one officer, as the audio kicks on in the video after the shooting.
“Dude, why did you do that? Why?” yells another officer, as he goes to turn over Jones, who was slumped over on his side against a chain link fence.
The officers turned him over and cuffed him while he bled all over