Sure but as far as the officer could tell, he no longer had one in his hands (and he didn't). I don't fault Officer #1 for not shooting a second time.
Perhaps this video showed why retreating extensively is a bad thing. Control of the situation deteriorated into a wrestling match and two different shootings in the middle of what is normally a busy street. The second shooting was close to a blue on blue incident too.
Hate to say it but if they had held their ground in the parking lot and neutralized the suspect then, there would have been a lot fewer people put at risk and the officers would have maintained a better tactical positioning.
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- Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:42 pm
- Forum: The Crime Blotter
- Topic: GA: Athens Body camera video released
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He did not still have it. On Officer #2's bodycam, you can see Officer #1 looking down at the knife on the ground after shooting the suspect the first time. He makes a kicking motion to try and clear it behind him. That is more than likely we he did not shoot the suspect again when he charged him a second time.