VIDEO: GA Officer Shoots Man Attacking Him with Knife
A dramatic dash cam video shows a Georgia police officer shooting and killing a man who came toward him with a knife following a high-speed chase that ended in a crash.
The shooting occurred overnight Thursday when the officer, a member of the Clayton Police Department, tried to stop a Honda Accord for speeding. The Honda took off and then crashed, Fox News reports.
Clayton Police Chief Andy Strait told Fox 5 Atlanta that after kicking out the back window, the man climbed on top of the Honda with a knife and then lunged at the officer.
“Officer is continually giving him verbal commands, ‘Stop or I’ll shoot,’ and the suspect says ‘I don’t care,’ at one point continues at the officer in a slashing motion, stabbing motion, within less than a foot and the officer was forced to shoot,” Strait said.