“Just do it, just do it,” the man says on the graphic clip before he’s killed by police, “Do it, do it — please kill me”
An undientified man armed with knife forced cops to to shoot him at the Seattle Waterfront, on Tuesday
Police reponding to call of a suicidal armed man, met the knife wielding subject and ordered him to stop
Instead, the man urged a Seattle cop to kill him as he continued approaching while holding a large knife
The man ignored commands to stop, continued approaching and put the knife to his own neck before he was killed
He was dead at the scene, while a bloodied butcher knife was recovered
A suicidal man who urged a Seattle cop to kill him as he approached with a large knife was fatally shot as he ignored commands to stop, harrowing video shows.
A Port of Seattle cop alerted the Seattle Police Department late Tuesday that a “suicidal subject” had a knife to his neck near the city’s waterfront,according to audit, according to audio of the police call released Wednesday.
The armed man then cut himself while walking along Alaskan Way and Seneca Street, the cop told dispatchers.
When officers arrived shortly after, bodycam footage then shows Seattle PD cops encountering the man as he wielded a knife while walking past Pier 56.
“There he is, there he is, stop,” one officer says. “Hold on, watch out – he’s got a knife.”
The officer then jumps out of his police cruiser and orders the man to stop walking and put down the weapon, but he ignores the commands – and tells the cop to shoot him.
“Just do it, just do it,” the man says on the graphic clip. “Do it, do it — please kill me.”
The man was then shot just feet away from the officer as he held the large kitchen knife above his head.
The bloodied weapon was later recovered from the scene, where the victim was pronounced dead, police said.
Seattle police said Wednesday that Port of Seattle police officers tried to use less-lethal methods prior to the fatal shooting but they were ineffective. It was unclear what steps were taken to deescalate the confrontation, the Seattle Times reported.
The victim had not been identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office as of early Thursday, according to the newspaper.
The man approached the police with a nice and said, “Please kill me.”
The officers involved in the incident, meanwhile, are now on administrative leave as a probe into the police-involved shooting is ongoing, the Seattle Times reported.