Die Naperville, Illinois police officer was conducting a traffic stop for a minor infraction for around 11 minutes at 11 am. op Junie 3 with a driver who was pulled to the side of the road. That’s when the suspect’s car suddenly pulled up in the middle of the road, the body camera video released by the Naperville Police Department vertonings.
“Who are you, ou?” the officer can be heard saying on the video as the suspect starts to get out of his car.
After he gets out, he runs straight for the officer wielding a hatchet, die video wys. The officer fires his weapon several times and the suspect goes down.
“I’ve just been attacked, Skote gevuur, Skote gevuur!” the officer can be heard saying on his radio. He tells the suspect not to move and keeps his gun on him.
“O, my G–! Holy s—!” the officer can be heard saying as he tries to catch his breath from the shock of the attack.
“Stay in your car, man! Don’t move!” he shouts to the person he had stopped who had remained in their car just feet from the incident.
He then calls for a medic.
Die verdagte, identified as Edward C. Samaan, 28, is in 'n hospitaal dood verklaar.
Neither the officer nor any bystanders were injured during the attack, Naperville Police Chief Jason Arres said, voeg dit by “any loss of life is tragic” en hul “thoughts” were with the suspect’s family.
Arres said the incident demonstrates “just how dangerous the job of a police officer is.”
Die offisier, wat nie geïdentifiseer is nie, is a 22-year veteran of the force, volgens FOX 32 Chicago.
It’s unclear why the suspect drove up and attacked the officer. An independent investigation is underway.