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Oklahoma police release video of cop fatally shooting armed, fleeing man (Graphic video)

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 …

Yahoo News


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. 😦

4 thoughts on “Oklahoma police release video of cop fatally shooting armed, fleeing man (Graphic video)”

  1. Toward the end of the video, you can see the officer pick up the firearm, show the pistol grip clearly. A few minutes later he asks another officer to secure the weapon and you can see another officer handling the firearm and announcing it was loaded.

    The problem with the body camera footage is most people who are already inclined to believe the worst won’t watch it. they want pay attention to when the first shot was fired and when the last; all they will focus on is the deceased turning away from the officer to ‘run away’.

    of course there is no guarantee he was planning keeping running, he could have turned back as he did to pick up the gun.

    The video clearly shows the officer starting to fire as the deceased was still facing him. It also makes it really clear how fast things can happen.
    In the video i watched, at 0:59, it appears the deceased dropped something. 1:00 he is seen picking it up. 1:01 he is clearly facing the officer, 1:02 the officer draws and fires shots. 1:03 the deceased is turning away from the officer and shots are being fired. At 1:04 the deceased drops to the ground.
    5 Seconds….

    A 21yr-old man with a firearm for protection is more likely to get killed than one who has no gun.

    I’m not sure where this comes from. The police were responding to a domestic violence call — the deceased was reported threatening someone and was known to have a firearm. Not sure how that might qualify as “for protection”.

    Bob S.

    1. I’m assuming whomever purchased that gun rationalized it by saying it was only a deterrent. Only for protection.

      They couldn’t foresee it, at the time, as eventually being used to threaten anyone.

      If this young man had come to the church unarmed, he’d be alive today. That’s my only point.

      1. Rick Mc,

        Isn’t that a little bit of a unrealistic view point? We have a sub culture of violent thugs out there; people who commit the majority of the crimes using firearms.

        The gang bangers and drug organizations aren’t selling cookies or flowers. There are music sub cultures that buy into the armed and dangerous mentality also.

        Nor does your general statement hold up; there are approximately 300,000,000 firearms in anywhere from 50 to 85 million homes. If disarmed people would be safer, Mexico and Honduras would be paradises instead of having higher firearm related homicide rates than America.

        Bob S.

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