Oklahoma City, OK – Police released bodycam video of an officer-involved shooting that showed an armed suspect repeatedly pointed a weapon at the rookie and tried to disarm him before the officer fired his weapon (video below).
The incident occurred at about 8:15 p.m. on Dec. 8 when Oklahoma City Police Officer Andrew Ash responded to a disturbance call at the Alora Apartments near Northwest 63rd Street and MacArthur Boulevard, KOCO reported.
Bodycam video showed Officer Ash approached the suspect in the breezeway of an apartment building as the man was walking away from him with his hands in both of his pockets.
The man – later identified as 40-year-old Antwon Hill – stopped and faced the officer, then turned slightly away and began messing with something in his right-hand pocket, the video showed.
“Can I see?” Officer Ash asked. “Whatcha have?”
The officer began backing away from the armed suspect after he saw the gun, but remained calm.
“Okay, put it down on the ground,” Officer Ash told Hill.
The video showed the suspect appeared to recognize the young officer’s incompetence and advanced on him.
“You’re a rook, you’re a rookie, you’re a rookie, you don’t know,” Hill chanted as he strode toward Officer Ash with his gun drawn. “Go, go, go, go!”
“Okay stay right there, do not move, just stay right over there,” Officer Ash ordered him in the video.
But the video showed the man kept coming at the officer and the officer did not draw his weapon.
The video showed the officer used his radio to let the dispatcher know he needed backup on a man with a gun, and appeared to be going for his gun, but the suspect ordered him not to and the officer complied.
“Don’t do that,” Hill ordered the officer.
“I’m not doing anything. Look!” Officer Ash put his own hands up in the in the video as the suspect pointed his gun at him. “Don’t shoot. Don’t shoot.”
The officer’s shadow in the video showed he was walking backwards away from the armed suspect with his hands up in the air.
“Drop the gun! Drop the gun!” the suspect ordered Officer Ash.
“I’m going to shoot you’re a-. I’m going to shoot your b-h a-,” Hill told the officer.
Then he lunged at the officer and tried to steal the gun from his weapon, the video showed.
The video showed Officer Ash was still yelling that he didn’t have his gun when he drew his weapon and fired at the armed suspect.
The suspect was not hit and he fled into an apartment and barricaded himself in for what became an hours-long standoff with police, KOCO reported.
Hill eventually surrendered and was arrested and booked into the Oklahoma County Detention Center.
Officer Ash, a year-and-a-half veteran of the Oklahoma City Police Department, was placed on paid administrative leave while the investigation is conducted as is protocol for all officer-involved shootings, KOCO reported.
Watch the incident unfold in the video below. WARNING – Graphic Content and Obscene Language: