[GRAPHIC VIDEO] Officers Kill Suicidal Man After Traffic Stop
Police in Orange, California have confirmed the shooting death of a suspect who had threatened to blow up his car and was armed with a knife. The shooting followed a violent interaction with officers after a traffic stop on early Monday morning.
Witnesses caught the events on camera which ultimately lead to the 30-year-old suspect’s death. The man’s white van had been pulled over by officers. He parked at a shopping center on Katella Avenue, produced a gas can inside and lit a cigarette. This lead police to fear that the man was going to blow up the car and cause a hazard.
While one officer attempted to talk to the man, two others snuck up to the passenger window and tried to force him out by spraying him with a fire hose. After more officers got involved, the man jumped out of his vehicle armed with a knife, according to police.
Officers fired two shots at the man. The dramatic video footage features shouts from onlookers questioning the police officers for firing their weapons. The yet unidentified man was transported to a nearby hospital and died shortly afterwards.
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE (WARNING – GRAPHIC!)