EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Police in southern Indiana have released body-camera video of a homeless man being fatally shot by officers in March soon after he allegedly charged an officer with a knife and stole her squad car.
The Evansville Courier and Press (http://bit.ly/2bWBiv4 ) reports that the Evansville Police Department released the footage of 38-year-old Daniel J. Wooters getting shot following a media request in March.
It shows Wooters stepping out of the squad car with a knife, then moving slightly toward officers before police start shooting. Police say three officers fired, hitting Wooters seven times.
A department spokesman tells the newspaper the video supports officers’ accounts, including that Wooters refused commands to drop a knife.
Vanderburgh County coroner’s office has said Wooters was listed as homeless but had family in Carbondale, Illinois.
Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, http://www.courierpress.com