The Saint Paul Police Department in Minnesota released body cam footage showing a suspect momentarily point his handgun at officers as he moves to raise the weapon above his head, prompting the officers to fatally shoot him.
VIDEO: Body Camera Records Graphic Officer Shooting, Lands Suspect 35 Years
Saint Paul Police Shooting
According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the incident began to unfold in the early mornings hours of Aug. 5 when the suspect, 43-year-old William James Hughes, allegedly became “verbally hostile” toward a roommate after falling of bed. In his agitated state, Hughes drew a gun and discharged it two or three times into the bedroom wall. The gun then jammed, but Hughes cleared the jam and pointed the gun at his roommate’s head. The roommate fled from the house and called 911.
Officers Matthew Jones and Vincent Adams arrived on the scene shortly thereafter. As the Associated Press notes, the body camera footage shows them entering the enclosed porch and knocking on the front door. A man can be heard saying, “I will kill you,” in response.
Hughes then appears from another doorway. As soon as …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life