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VIDEO: Arizona Deputy Fatally Shoots Suspect Charging At Him With Screwdriver

Flagstaff, AZ – Bodycam footage captured the moment when a robbery suspect armed with a screwdriver was fatally shot while charging towards a Coconino County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) deputy (video below).

The series of events leading up to the deadly shooting began at approximately 5 a.m. on Sept. 7, when the Flagstaff Police Department (FPD) received a report that a man had broken out the window of a gas station near North Cumming Street and Highway 89 and that he was stealing items from the business, KOLD reported.

Another caller contacted the CCSO at nearly the same moment to report that a man was threatening to stab people at a business in the same area as the complaint the FPD was responding to.

Officers and deputies responded to the scene and made contact with 51-year-old Missouri resident Donald Wayne Henry, KOLD reported.

Henry, who was armed with a screwdriver, refused to comply with their commands to drop his weapon, bodycam footage showed.

“Come on dude, just get on the ground,” one of the officers told him.

Henry backed away from them as they again told him to drop the screwdriver, the video showed.

“No!” he retorted.

The armed suspect then ran across the street before turning towards the CCSO deputy.

“Stop, dude! Stop!” the deputy ordered as Henry continued to come towards him.

The deputy fired his weapon four times, hitting the suspect, KOLD reported.

A FPD officer also simultaneously deployed his Taser, according to KPNX.

Henry was pronounced dead at the scene.

None of the law enforcement officers involved in the incident were physically injured, KOLD reported.

The Northern Arizona Officer-Involved Shooting Team is handling the ongoing investigation into the incident, according to Arizona Public Radio.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below. Warning – Graphic Content and Obscene Language:

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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