connectVideoDramatic Video: policeman, who is struggling with a fugitive who pulls a gun on her
An Illinois police officer shouts for help during a life-and-death struggle with a man wanted on a murder warrant before they fatally shot him were caught in dramatic video released on Monday.
The Lake County State’s Attorney will be free to the dashcam and body camera video from the July 26 encounter between Lakemoor officer Brianna Tedesco and Kenneth Martell, who was asleep in a parked car in a suburb of Chicago.
In the video, Martell says Tedesco, his name is “James Dunkin,” but the officer tells him that a search was not able to find a driver’s license record of anyone matching that name
“I make sure that you have no warrants or anything… I’m sure you don’t,” she can be heard saying. “As soon as I confirm that, you’ll be on your way, no big deal.”
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Martell, who was wanted on a murder guarantor for a fatal shooting in Pennsylvania, in the hands of Tedesco is a piece of paper then grabs a gun and aims it at the officer.
The trigger does not fire, and they struggled over the gun for approximately 20 seconds Tedesco shouted for help.
The struggle between the officer was caught on dashcam bodycam and videos.
(Lake County State’s Attorney)
Another officer, Anthony Loiacono, quickly approached and shot Martell after he tried to grab a second weapon.
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The Lake County State Attorney’s office has determined that the police shooting was an appropriate use of force. Lake County State Attorney Mike Nerheim told ABC7 the incident was great police work.
“This case illustrates how difficult a job law enforcement can be,” Nerheim said.
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Martell is confronted with a murder warrant in the beating and stabbing death three days earlier of Theodore Garver during a robbery in Springboro, Pennsylvania.
When authorities searched the nearby woods after the Illinois shooting, they discovered additional weapons, such as guns, rifles, and crossbows, ABC7 reported.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.