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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.

Tags: Wichita (Kan.) PD, Deadly Force, Armed Robbery


Comments (5)

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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.

Bob@Az. @ 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!!

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