Body camera footage has emerged of a fatal shooting involving an Oklahoma police officer.
According to The Raw Story, the clip shows Officer Chansey McMillin investigating an incident involving outside a church involving Terence Walker, 21, in Muskogee, Okla.:
In the video, Officer Chansey McMillin — who was responding to call that a man outside the Old Agency Baptist Church was telling people his ex-girlfriend “had a bullet with her name on it” — approaches 21-year-old Terence Walker and tells him he is going to pat him down for weapons.
Just relax for me, McMillin says as he pats Walker down. What are you shaking for?
At that point, Walker takes off running with McMillin in pursuit. After a few seconds, Walker bends down to pick an item he dropped and briefly turns toward McMillin with the item pointing towards him.
Officer McMillin fires six shots at Walker, striking him three times.
Police claim to have found a loaded handgun during a subsequent search of Walker's body. Following the shooting, a pastor who called the police attempted to assist the man. He provided key information about what happened in the moments afterwards:
McMillin, the pastor says, did everything by procedure. [Walker] resisted him, he resisted him. I’m the pastor who called it in. He asked him, the pastor says, pointing at Officer McMillin, do you have a weapon on you? then he jumped off him and jumped off running.
After hearing that, McMillin leans against his car and asks, “Why did [Walker] have to do that?”
The Raw Story adds that Officer McMillin has been placed on administrative leave. Watch the footage of the fatal shooting, but be warned that it's graphic.
[via The Raw Story]