WATCH: Shock Bodycam Footage Shows Knife-Wielding Suspect Attack Deputy Before Shooting
Police bodycam footage has been released of an officer-involved shooting in Eaton County, Michigan, in which a knife-wielding stabbing suspect attacked a police officer.
The incident in question had occurred on Tuesday, when police responded to a 911 call in which a Quality Dairy clerk reported that the knife-wielding suspect had stabbed a 77-year old man after a confrontation in which the man had asked him to wear him a face mask or leave the business.
“A customer just stabbed another customer over a mask and then took off out of the parking lot,” the clerk told 911.
The stabbing suspect was later hailed by police in a municipal neighborhood, going to step outside of his vehicle in possession of a long knife.
After refusing to drop the weapon, he rushed the responding officer, who fired approximately ten shots before the charging suspect was subdued.
Watch graphic footage of the armed confrontation here:
The knife-wielding suspect was told to drop his weapon at least ten or possibly fifteen times, going on to attack the Eaton County Sheriff’s Deputies anyway.
The female police officer who discharged her weapon can be seen alleviating a failure-to-feed jam on her weapon during the attack, demonstrating considerable tactical skill in the incident.
The knife-wielding suspect, who was later identified as 43-year old Sean Ruis, later died at an area hospital from his injuries.
The sheriff’s deputy who fired her weapon has been placed on administrative leave following the incident, but Eaton County Sheriff Tom Reich has clarified that it is the standard procedure of the agency following any officer-involved shooting.
It’s hard to imagine that the deputy, who has been identified as a 22-year veteran of the force, would face punishment for discharging her weapon against a violent criminal suspect rushing her with a knife.