FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Dynamic Plaques - FVT Plaques
FVT Plaques is introducing new dynamic plaques to recognize police and sheriff's...

Legally Defensible Training Records

Ask The Expert

Ari Vidali

CEO and Founder of Envisage Technologies

Top News

Video: Kan. Cops Cleared In Dollar Store Shooting

August 28, 2012  | 

VIDEO: Kansas Dollar Store Robbery Shooting

The Wichita (Kan.) Police Department has released surveillance video, 911 tapes, and photographs from an October robbery of a Dollar store showing a fatal officer-involved shooting of a man with a knife.

The release of the material comes on the heels of the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office ruling Friday that officers were justified in using deadly force to subdue 28-year-old DeJuan Colbert, reports the Wichita Eagle.

The incident began the evening of Oct. 30 when the manager of Dollar General recieved a call asking what time the store closed. A few minutes before closing, the manager locked one of the two glass entry doors.

The video shows responding officers entering the store as Colbert charges them with a knife, which came within inched of the first officer. The three officers fired at least 32 shots, striking Colbert with 15 rounds.


Comments (5)

Displaying 1 - 5 of 5

michael @ 8/29/2012 1:39 AM

Good Job by the officers, things happen so fast and these guys did what they have been trained to do. The suspect had a choice in this case to surrender, but he made a bad choice. I'm glad that none of the officers or employee's got hurt.

Goldwing @ 8/29/2012 2:10 AM

Definitley a good shooting on this one. One bad guy down. But 32 shots? Hmmmm adrenaline rush. Good job guys, glad your all safe.

Larry @ 8/29/2012 5:29 AM

Good job guys, that was very close. Goldwing, officers have to shoot until the threat of the suspect has stopped. A suspect can be hit several times before the right bullet stops him.

Henchman @ 8/29/2012 7:32 AM

Goldwing, the only reason they fired 32 rounds was because 31 was not enough and 33 would have been too many. Good job guys, you made it home.

[email protected] @ 8/29/2012 11:37 AM

Only 32 rounds fired? 15 hits in a panic situation? Not too bad guys. Until you've been within two feet of the Reaper you can't judge someone elses' actions. These Officers did a hell of a good job and you'll note that no one was injured but the a**hole that started it. Blues, stay safe & alert!!

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Prisoner Serving Time for Attempted Murder of Officers Escapes in Maryland
Maryland police agencies are looking for escaped prisoner David M. Watson. Watson, serving...
Video: Arrested Ohio Woman Attacks Officer with OC Spray from Back of Patrol Vehicle
Video recorded in the back of a Columbus, OH, police cruiser shows a woman and a police...
On Eve of Rodney King Riots Anniversary LAPD Chief Says Force Will Never “Fail” City Again
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has written an editorial for the Los Angeles Times...
Ohio Man Called 911 Asking for a Police Dog to Help Him Find Stolen Heroin
A Bath Township, OH, man was arrested earlier this year after he called 911 requesting a...
TX Authorities Searching for Missing Officer Who is Reportedly Experiencing Emotional Distress
Police did not release his name, but said that his vehicle was found Tuesday morning at...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine