By CN Staff
By Dan Zimmerman via TTAG
In January, a Fountain Hills Arizona man who claimed loyalty to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, dialed 911 and told the operator he wanted to talk to a police officer so he could “deal with him.” When Sgt. Brandon Wells responded, 18-year-old Ismail Hamed first threw rocks at the officer and then drew a knife.
After continuing to approach the officer and defying the officer’s repeated orders to drop the knife, Wells shot Hamed twice.
The Maricopa County Sheriff’s department declined to release bodycam video of the altercation. After a legal fight waged by local media outlets, the video of the incident was recently released.
The footage [possibly NSFW] shows what happened.
From the Arizona Republic report it seems that Hamed was determined to commit suicide by cop.
Wells points his gun at Hamed and tells him to back off. Hamed pulls out a knife. Wells repeatedly tells Hamed to drop his knife, as Hamed walks toward the deputy. The deputy threatens to shoot Hamed if he doesn’t drop the knife.
“Shoot me,” Hamed tells Wells.
Wells …Read the Rest
Source:: Concealed Nation