WATCH: Body cam video of Lancaster City shooting by police (Warning: GRAPHIC)

Below is the report released by Lancaster Bureau of Police followed by the body cam video.

On September 13, 2020, at approximately 4:13 PM, Lancaster County-Wide Communications received a 911 call for a domestic in the 300 block of Laurel Street in Lancaster City.   The caller related that her brother was reportedly becoming aggressive with his mother and was attempting to break into her house.   Several officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police responded to the call and the first officer arrived at 4:24 pm.   The first officer on the scene walked to the front of the residence and made contact with a woman, who was identified as a family member.   A male subject then exited the front door of the residence and began chasing the officer.   Preliminary information and body worn camera footage indicates that the male subject had a knife in his right hand as he was chasing the officer.   The officer fired several shots from his firearm, striking the subject. 

Watch the video below:

The subject, identified as 27 year old Lancaster man, did not survive his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.   The officer was the only police officer on the scene at the time of the shooting and his body worn camera was activated and recorded the encounter.    Additional officers arrived a short time later. The following footage was recorded on the officer’s body worn camera.   The images contained in this video are graphic and may be disturbing. 

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20 thoughts on “WATCH: Body cam video of Lancaster City shooting by police (Warning: GRAPHIC)”

    1. Not likely…police involved shootings with white guys do no fit the narrative…
      Too bad people feel emboldened by the Activism of the terrorist group, BLM

  1. Holy Snikees that was quick! Is it any wonder that responding to domestic violence calls is at least among to most dangerous {if not THE most dangerous} which they respond to? Thank God the L.E.O. did not panic and kept his wits or this call had the potential to be far worse.

  2. What else was the officer to do? He was coming at this poor officer that he didn’t even know to what? Kill him? Officer did what he HAD to do! Of course though, the officer is the bad guy. NOT!!!!
    The bad guy IS the BAD guy!

  3. He was just going out for his afternoon jog, when without provocation he was slain in the street. The object in his hand was a timing watch. Well that’s what the media will say, I’m just getting ahead of the curve. That was a large watch though

  4. Just wondering aloud if more specialized training could impact the outcomes in these cases differently —->

    Is there sufficient body armour available to engage with these types of cases, where our officers are safely secure in specialized gear (bullet proof, knife proof from head to toe), while also trained to be adept at bringing situations like the above and in Lancaster, PA under control.

    Sad for the parents in Canada who obviously care deeply for their loved one, but realize there are times when his behaviour requires intervention beyond them.

    1. Alan, Alan, Alan….I know you mean well. But having officers that resemble ROBOCOP is not the answer. Think about it. What if people just quit encouraging lunatics to kill cops.

  5. Violent knife-wielding thug (who just happens to be black) shot to death by police officer (who just happens to be white). Lancaster may be the next city for BLM (Bolshevik Lives Matter) riots… Even though the police wisely released the body-cam footage in order to forestall the racism backlash, the fact that a white-on-black police shooting was legally and morally justified hasn’t seemed to matter much in other places, where Leftists are just begging for excuses to riot in the streets… On November 3rd, every vote cast in the election will either reward the rioters, or reject them. Choose well.

    1. The only heroes in America nowadays are criminals. It should be that a police officer should have to be shot at least three times stabbed at least 10 times and beat with a bat or another blunt object and struck 15 times before he even thinks about drawing his service weapon. And not only that the police officer should not be allowed to discharge it. He can only show it to the criminal and the criminal will get scared and go sit down on the steps and give himself a five minute disciplinary time out.

  6. Come and riot over here on the Florida/Georgia line. Swamp critters lives matter. And they’re extra hungry this time of year. Let’s party.

  7. The guy looks like a raving lunatic, a stark, raving-mad lunatic….can you imagine being that officer? What could he do? What would you have done? Still…..”they” rioted.

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