WARNING: The video below of a police officer shooting and killing a man attacking him with a stick is very graphic and may be difficult for some to watch.
“Detectives from the Montgomery County [Maryland] Department of Police – Major Crimes Division are investigating a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office fatal deputy-involved shooting that occurred yesterday in the area of MD-108 (Olney Laytonsville Road) and Fieldcrest Road,” according to Breaking 911.
“Around 8:00 yesterday morning, the Emergency Communications Center received numerous calls for the report of multiple collisions in the 6000 block of MD-108 (between Riggs Road and Fieldcrest Road). Callers to 911 reported that the driver of a Volkswagen sedan struck multiple vehicles and was driving and acting erratically.
“Police say that a Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy was driving in the area at the time of the call and was the first law enforcement officer to arrive at the scene. The deputy encountered the driver of the Volkswagen in the area of MD-108 and Fieldcrest Road. During this encounter, the driver of the Volkswagen struck the deputy with a long piece of wood in the area of the head and neck. The deputy shot the male multiple times.”
For more details, go to Breaking 911.
Watch the video below and share your opinion. Do you believe the Deputy Sheriff was justified in shooting the man attacking him with the stick? Why or why not?