Raleigh, NC – Raleigh police released multiple bodycam videos from a January officer-involved shooting that occurred after a man accused of having caused a vehicle crash lunged at officers with a knife (video below).
The videos show officers arriving on the scene of a bad car wreck that included a flipped vehicle on the side of Interstate 440, WNCN reported.
The video showed Turcios began walking away and as soon as he was safely far enough away from his children, an officer deployed a Taser at his back.
Turcios fell stiffly to the ground, facedown, and officers surrounded him.
At first, he groaned and appeared to struggle, then he quickly popped back up prepared for a fight with his knife in hand, the video showed.
Bodycam video showed Turcios lunged at an officer with his knife and the officer fell backwards away from him, narrowing escaping the blade.
Then the video showed he turned in the direction of another officer with the knife still in his hand and that officer fired two rounds at Turcios.
Turcios went to the ground but tried to get back up again, knife still in his hand, the video showed.
So, the officer fired at him three more times.
After that, an officer kicked the knife away from Turcios’ hand and first responders gloved up to begin performing First Aid.