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Man Runs at Chicago-Area Officer With a Hatchet, Officer Responds Accordingly
Chicago-area officer fatally shoots suspect who ran at him with a hatchet, shocking video shows
The suspect pulled up to where the officer was conducting a traffic stop before charging at him with the weapon, the video shows.
By Brie Stimson | Fox News
Police released video of a fatal officer-involved shooting Tuesday from earlier this month when an officer in a Chicago suburb fired several shots at a man who allegedly charged at him with a hatchet while he was conducting a traffic stop.
The Naperville, Illinois police officer was conducting a traffic stop for a minor infraction for around 11 minutes at 11 a.m. on June 3 with a driver who was pulled to the side of the road. That's when the suspect’s car suddenly pulled up in the middle of the road, the body camera video released by the Naperville Police Department shows.
"Who are you, dude?" the officer can be heard saying on the video as the suspect starts to get out of his car.
After he gets out, he runs straight for the officer wielding a hatchet, the video shows. The officer fires his weapon several times and the suspect goes down.
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