Posted July 23, 2018 9:00 am by Comments

By Tactical-Life

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The Vineland Police Department in New Jersey released body cam footage of a fatal officer-involved shooting that took place last Saturday. The footage shows the shirtless suspect pacing, ignoring commands, telling police they’ll have to shoot him and claiming to be holding an explosive device before charging at the officers, getting shot multiple times in the process.

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The Lead-Up

NJ.com says Vineland police responded to a call of a man—37-year-old Rashaun Washington—acting suspiciously while sitting on the front porch of a home. WHYY reports that the home’s occupant asked Washington to leave, but he refused, which prompted a call to authorities.

Police showed up and observed that Washington was holding an item in his hand. They ordered him multiple times to drop the item, but he refused.

“You’re gonna have to kill me,” Washington says in the video.

“I don’t want to,” an officer replies. He then asks Washington what he’s holding in his hand.

“I’m not telling you,” Washington says, adding, “Once I pull the tip off … a couple of us gonna get blown the f**k up.”

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Source:: Tactical Life

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