VIDEO: Bodycam Clears Cleveland Officers
Officer: "I know you just shot me, but I'm not going to shoot you."By Calibre Press | Oct 8, 2015
A dramatic recording from a police body camera released Wednesday shows Cleveland officers being fired upon by a gunman before asking him to drop his weapon and finally returning fire themselves.
The 15-second video shows a March 11 confrontation between Cleveland police officers and Theodore Johnson, 64, who appears in a doorway as police ascend a staircase. Johnson immediately fires, hitting officer David Muniz, who was wearing the body cam and a bulletproof vest.
The officers retreat, but a second video shows police again approaching Johnson, who tells them he wants to die. “I know you just shot me, but I’m not going to shoot you,” Muniz told Johnson, who seconds later raises his gun and is shot dead by officers.
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