Bodycam Footage of Deputies Shooting Armed Suspect in Greenville, South Carolina

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Published on 25 Mar 2019, 17:10
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The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office released video and 911 calls in a deadly officer-involved shooting that claimed the life of Willie Jermaine Robinson on February 10, 2018. He was shot and killed after deputies say he shot a woman inside a trailer at Pleasant Grove mobile home park and later aimed a gun at deputies on Feb. 10. On Monday, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office posted a YouTube video with 911 recordings, as well as body and dash cam video from their response. Robinson called 911 to report he was poisoned. Captain Tim Brown said in the YouTube video that responding deputies could hear Robinson say he had a gun before hearing a single gunshot from inside the trailer. Deputies took cover and called for backup, Brown said. Robinson exits the trailer and is repeatedly asked to show his hands and stop moving by deputies.

“Sir, we don’t want to kill you,” an officer reassures him. Dash cam video shows Robinson fire two rounds into the air. “Deputies continue trying to negotiate with Robinson by telling him to get on the ground and to drop his gun. Robinson repeatedly tells deputies to shoot and kill him. Moments later, Robinson turns towards deputies, pointing his gun directly at them,” Brown said. He said that’s when officers fired at Robinson in defense. Robinson died at the scene. No deputies were hurt in the incident. The woman shot inside the home was taken to a hospital for non life-threatening injuries. Lieutenant Ryan Flood with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting is under investigation by the S.C. Law Enforcement Division and the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

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