NEW RICHMOND, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, “shoot me.”
WLWT-TV in Cincinnati, an NBC affiliate, reports the tense moments were captured Thursday on a body camera worn by New Richmond officer Jesse Kidder.
The video shows Kidder with backpedaling and telling 27-year-old Michael Wilcox he doesn’t want to shoot him.
Wilcox is charged with killing his 25-year-old girlfriend and is a person of interest in a Kentucky killing. Kidder says dispatchers told him Wilcox could try to force a “suicide by cop” after a chaotic, violent chase.
Kidder says a relative gave him the body camera following the deadly officer-involved shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.
Wilcox was being held Saturday on $2 million bond. No attorney information was available.
To watch the incident, as caught on video, click here.