The Muskogee, Oklahoma, police department has released an extremely graphic body-camera video showing an officer chasing and shooting down a black man suspected of making gun threats. The first-person clip was meant to justify the cop’s actions, but raised controversy.
In the video, Muskogee, Oklahoma officer Chansey McMillin is seen arriving to investigate a 911 call, which said an armed man was threatening a woman. The call was made by the local Pastor Andre Jones, and was about a woman attending a church wedding, who reportedly turned out to be the suspect’s girlfriend.
Officer McMillin’s body camera shows him approaching the man, identified as Terence Walker, and searching him in the street outside the church.
(WARNING: SOME VIEWERS MAY FIND THE VIDEO EXTREMELY DISTURBING).
The officer asks Walker, who is seemingly nervous, to relax. However, the suspect then breaks away from McMillin and sprints down the road, while the officer immediately chases him, readying his weapon. Seconds after, Walker drops something on the road and abruptly stops to pick it up.
At this moment McMillin fires five shots at the man, with three of them hitting the target. Walker falls to the ground – he was later pronounced dead on the scene. The police search his body and pick up an item, which is said to be the suspect’s handgun, but is not clearly visible.
Sgt. Michael Mahan told local media that “it is our belief that the video clearly shows the suspect pointing the gun at the officer.”
However, after watching the clip, many viewers found exactly the opposite, as Walker appears to be picking up an item when McMillin fires the first shot, and is running away with his back turned to the officer when he is shot dead.
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