Oklahoma police released a video Friday from the body camera of a cop who fatally shot a suspect earlier this month.
Muskogee Officer Chansey McMillin, responding to a domestic abuse complaint, approached 21-year-old Terrance Walker outside the Old Agency Baptist Church on Jan. 17, according to local media. (Reports were that Walker had threatened his girlfriend with a weapon.)
The video shows Walker run away and McMillin give chase. The suspect then stops to bend over and pick up something he has dropped in the street.
From the video, it is not clear what he is attempting to retrieve, but police say it was a loaded semiautomatic pistol.
McMillin fires five shots at Walker, who had set off running again, which strike and kill the young man …
Google the incident if you want to see the video for yourself.
I’d say McMillin reacted appropriately. Assuming Walker was reaching down for a gun. I believe he was, though the video is not clear.
This is an example of how body cameras can be effective. I feel the trouble and expense are worth it for the police.
McMillin will be cleared because of the video footage from his point of view.
A 21yr-old man with a firearm for protection is more likely to get killed than one who has no gun. 😦