A New Jersey cop was forced to shoot and kill a man who attacked him with a knife last month. Body camera footage of this officer-involved shooting can be seen above.
11 Tips & Tactics For Safer Suspect Searches
New Jersey Cop Shoots Knife-Wielding Man
According to a press release from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, it all started when a group of Atlantic City police officers responded to a hit-and-run accident on the evening of June 22. While the officers conducted their investigation, they were approached by an uninvolved man later identified as 32-year-old Timothy Deal.
The body cam footage shows Deal walk up and say, “Yo, man,” to one of the officers.
Spotting a knife in Deal’s hand, the officer backs up and orders Deal to drop the knife. Deal instead charges forward and swings the knife. That’s when the officer discharges his duty gun seven times, causing Deal to drop to the ground.
“Shots fired! Shots fired! Male down,” another officer says.
When asked if he’s injured, the officer who pulled the trigger replies, “I might be stabbed, I’m not sure.”
After dropping his knife, Deal was eventually placed in handcuffs and taken to the …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life