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VIDEO: Man With Knife Chases Cop Before She Opens Fire

Phoenix, AZ – Phoenix police released bodycam video of an officer-involved shooting that occurred when a man with a knife chased a police officer across a grocery store parking lot in June (video below).

The incident began on June 14 when 55-year-old Jon David Brouseau began threatening people and waving around a knife inside a grocery store located at 43rd Avenue and Union Hills Drive in Glendale, the Arizona Republic reported.

The 911 caller told police the man was drunk and harassing customers inside the store.

Bodycam video showed that when police arrived on the scene, Brouseau was in the parking lot, armed with a knife and continuing to harass customers.

Phoenix Police Department Spokesperson Sergeant Mercedes Fortune said that Phoenix Police Officer Meghan Lyall confronted the suspect as soon as she arrived, the Arizona Republic reported.

“Drop the knife! Put it on the ground,” Officer Lyall ordered Brouseau in the video.

“No!” Brouseau yelled at the officer. “I’m going to f–k you up!”

The video showed he started walking toward Officer Lyall, although his path wandered as he yelled at other people in the parking lot.

Then he focused on the officer again and headed directly for her, the video showed.

“Hey, put the knife down,” Officer Lyall told him.

“Shut your f–king mouth, b—h,” Brouseau told Officer Lyall and continued walking toward her.

The video showed the officer continued to order him to put down the knife as she backed away from him with her weapon drawn.

Brouseau continued walking toward the officer, threatening her, the video showed.

The video showed Brouseau backed the officer all the way around a police SUV with a knife in his hand, screaming at her.

“Shoot me!” he ordered her. “I’ll kill you, you stupid little b—h. I’ll f–king slice your f–king throat.”

The video showed Brouseau picked up speed and was lunging at the officer when she fired her weapon at him.

“F–k! That hurt!” Brouseau yelled. “That f–king hurt.”

Witnesses ran over to the officer to tell her they, too, had captured the confrontation on video.

When backup arrived on the scene, other officers handcuffed Brouseau while they waited for EMS to arrive, the Arizona Republic reported.

Sgt. Fortune said he was transported to the hospital, treated for his wounds, and was expected to survive.

She said Officer Lyall has been a member of the Phoenix Police Department for about a year, the Arizona Republic reported.

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

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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