A dramatic and disturbing video recorded by a police body camera shows Cleveland patrol officers, including one whose ballistic vest had been struck by gunfire, trying to convince a man to drop his gun before four other officers shot him to death.
One of the videos released Wednesday shows Theodore Johnson shooting at the officers. One of the rounds struck the chest area of Patrolman David Muniz’s ballistic vest.
Another video, recorded by Muniz’s body camera, shows a despondent Johnson telling officers that he wants to die.
‘I know you just shot me, but I’m not going to shoot you,’ Muniz tells Johnson.