Bodycam Footage of Milwaukee Police Officer Shooting Suspect Armed With Gun

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Published on 27 Sep 2019, 20:32
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The Milwaukee Police Department released on Friday, Sept. 27 a Community Briefing tied to the officer-involved shooting of Jamel Barnes. The briefing includes body camera video from the incident which happened near 21st and Townsend just after midnight on Wednesday, Aug. 14. During a foot pursuit, police said Barnes turned toward officers, armed with a handgun. Police said officers gave commands for Barnes to drop the gun, but he refused. An officer then fired his service weapon and struck Barnes. Barnes was arrested and taken to a hospital for treatment. A weapon was recovered at the scene of the shooting.

Barnes has since been charged with the following criminal counts:

Intentionally point firearm — law enforcement officer, etc., use of a dangerous weapon
Felony bail jumping — four counts
Possession of a firearm by a felon
Possession with intent to deliver controlled substance (cocaine), greater than five to 15 grams, use of a dangerous weapon
Possession of narcotic drugs
Barnes is due in court for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

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