Il Naperville, Illinois police officer was conducting a traffic stop for a minor infraction for around 11 minuti alle 11 a.m. a giugno 3 con un autista che è stato trascinato sul ciglio della strada. 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 Spettacoli.
“Who are you, tipo?” 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, il video mostra. The officer fires his weapon several times and the suspect goes down.
“I’ve just been attacked, spari, spari!” the officer can be heard saying on his radio. He tells the suspect not to move and keeps his gun on him.
“Oh, 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, uomo! 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.
Il sospetto, identified as Edward C. Samaan, 28, was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Neither the officer nor any bystanders were injured during the attack, Naperville Police Chief Jason Arres said, aggiungendo quello “any loss of life is tragic” e il loro “pensieri” were with the suspect’s family.
Arres said the incident demonstrates “just how dangerous the job of a police officer is.”
L'ufficiale, che non è stato identificato, is a 22-year veteran of the force, secondo FOX 32 Chicago.
It’s unclear why the suspect drove up and attacked the officer. An independent investigation is underway.