A terrifying moment for police occured last month in Chicago where a man was fatally shot after charging a female CPD Sergeant with a butcher knife.
Bodycam footage of the incident has only recently been released to the public and it paints a horrifying picture of the pressure police officers deal with on a daily basis.
In the video, police are forced to tase the man after he approaches the female sergeant with the butcher knife.
Police tell the man to drop the knife as he gets right back up and again charges the officer.
The two other police officers then open fire on the man, who is pronounced dead at the scene.
ABC 7 Chicago has the story:
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released videos Thursday capturing the moment a man who allegedly lunged at a CPD sergeant with a knife last month in Vittum Park was shot and killed by police.
Shaon Jermy Ochea Warner, 34, was fatally shot by officers Sept. 5 near 49th Street and Lavergne Avenue.
Officers responded to the area about 1:40 a.m. that day for reports of a stabbing and, when they arrived, saw a man "holding a long, large butcher knife," Chicago police said in a statement at the time.
An officer used their stun gun, causing the man to drop to his knees before removing the prongs and lunging at the female sergeant with the knife, police said. Two officers then opened fire, striking the man multiple times.
Bodycam footage shows a knife-wielding man tasered, and then fatally shot after stabbing a CPD officer
The New York Post has more details on what went down in this terrifying moment for police:
“Hey, get your hands up,” one officer tells Warner, video shows. “My man, put your hands up.”
“Let’s see your hands,” a female sergeant then tells Warner, who appears to pick up a bag as another officer tells him not to reach for anything.
“Don’t you dare,” the sergeant continues as Warner ignores the command and begins walking toward her, causing her to hit him with a Taser.
Warner then falls to the grass but the stun gun appears to only momentarily disable him, as he climbs to his feet and charges at the female sergeant with a knife, the intense footage shows.
“Put the f–king knife down!” an officer shouts. “Drop the God damn knife! Drop it!”
“Let me go,” Warner says as he stabs the sergeant at least twice.
The unidentified sergeant, who was wearing a protective ballistic vest at the time, was not seriously hurt. But the attack prompted two other officers to open fire on Warner, who was pronounced dead at the scene, COPA officials said.
This is a grim reminder of what police are forced to deal with on a daily basis.
While they risk their lives over and over again, they are also continuouly criticized and villified by far-left activists, politicians, and media members.
These same leftists need to watch this video before they make unfounded accusations against police.
The sergeant in the video could have been killed, all in the name of excercizing restraint with a violent criminal.
Twitter users have pointed out that only trained police can deal with these situations, while also questioning whether liberals will somehow try and turn this into a race issue, since the man was black.