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Video: Knife-Wielding Man Charges Seattle Officer

September 12, 2013  | 

VIDEO: Knife-Wielding Man Charges Seattle Officer

Newly released dash-cam video shows a Seattle Police officer shooting and wounding a mentally ill man who charged him with a knife in June.

The shooting itself occurs off camera in the video, which was obtained by KOMO through a court order. However, the patrol car video system shows a man wearing a white shirt charging the patrol car with one arm raised. Shots ring out and the officer emerges into the frame from the passenger side of the patrol car.

The man, who is schizophrenic, survived the shooting and later pleaded guilty to assault.

Tags: Seattle PD, Officer-Involved Shootings, Mentally Ill Subjects


Comments (5)

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Federali @ 9/12/2013 4:55 PM

The reporters are making it sound like if the person is mentally ill we're supposed to not defend ourselves from a potentially deadly situation. BULL$H1T!!!! I'm sorry if you've got a serious mental problem, but if you come at me shooting or with a knife or other deadly weapon, I'm doing what it takes to go home that night to my wife and kids.

Capt. Crunch @ 9/12/2013 7:08 PM

@ Federali, well said I agree.

Troop @ 9/13/2013 1:22 AM

A deadly threat is just that.

Marc @ 9/13/2013 7:16 AM

Federali- I also agree with you 100%

Chief B @ 9/18/2013 7:50 AM

They always say there was mental illness. I seen reports that when police shoot a armed person "with mental illness", they family and friends always say "the police should have known", and then what? An armed person with mental illness may be more dangerous that an armed person without mental illnes. You may be able to negotiate with the latter. Anyone here the news about the mental state of the Wash Navy Yard??

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