DASHCAM: Fatal OIS of Armed Man
The man had called 9-1-1 claiming to be armed & "homicidal"By Calibre Press | Feb 14, 2018
Police video of a Jan. 22 fatal shooting in Millville, N.J., shows the deceased man refusing to obey orders to halt and apparently holding an unidentified object in his hands that he points at police.
The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office released video of the incident to The Daily Journal on Tuesday in response to a public records request.
The video is from the patrol vehicle of Millville police Officer Colt Gibson, who was among officers sent to North High and McNeal streets in response to 911 calls from the man, city resident Edward C. Gandy Jr.
Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae said her office would not comment until its investigation into the shooting is complete.
The video begins about 10:48 a.m. with the cruiser moving north on North High Street until it reaches a point just south of the McNeal Street intersection. Gibson is off camera until after shots are fired.
A timer on the camera indicates the shots were fired seconds after 10:49 a.m.
Initially, Gandy is seen standing in the empty parking lot of a business on the northwest corner of High and McNeal streets.
Audio indicates at least two shots fired, but the firing is not visible on the video. Gandy appears to be shot in the chest and quickly falls to the street, rolling over.
Gandy precipitated the midmorning confrontation with calls to a county 911 operator during which he stated that he was armed with a loaded firearm and was “feeling homicidal.”