The Columbus Division of Police has released body camera footage showing an officer shooting a man who charged at him with a broken bottle. The incident occurred when the officer responded to a disturbance call. The officer warned the man not to lunge at him, but the man ignored the warning and charged at the officer. The officer fired his gun three times, fatally striking the man. The entire incident lasted less than 10 minutes. The Ohio Bureau of Investigation is handling the case. shooting-columbus/530-7cab3300-d2ce-46ed-b789-e1d1e733077d” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>10TV Web Staff reported
The image provided depicts an incident where an officer can be heard warning a man named Bryson not to lunge at him. However, moments later, Bryson disregarded the warning and charged at the officer. The Columbus Division of Police in Ohio has released body camera footage that captures the events leading up to the shooting of Bryson, who approached the officer with a broken bottle. The officer had been called to the scene on South High Street and Rowe Road in response to a disturbance. Upon arrival, the officer attempted to calm Bryson down by asking him if he was alright and advising him to take a deep breath. Despite the officer’s instructions, Bryson disregarded safety precautions and walked in the middle of the road. At one point, he picked up a broken bottle from the ground. The officer repeatedly cautioned Bryson not to lunge at him, but within seconds, Bryson charged at the officer. As a result, the officer fired his gun three times, hitting Bryson at least once. Bryson was subsequently transported to Grant Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries. The entire incident occurred in less than 10 minutes. According to the Columbus police use of force policy, officers are authorized to use deadly force when they reasonably believe it is necessary to protect themselves or others from an imminent threat of death or serious physical harm. The officer involved in the incident is a 16-year veteran with the department and has been placed on administrative leave. Due to Marsy’s Law, the officer’s name cannot be disclosed. The Ohio Bureau of Investigation is currently handling the investigation of this matter..