Shooting Of elderly black man wielding ax, protestors call for another investigation (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
The body cam video shows Ananias Shaw, 74, wielding an ax and approaching an officer before getting shot. The case has reemerged as part of Selma’s Black Lives Matter protests
The Dec. 2013 video shows Ananias Shaw wandering around with an ax and cursing police officers in the moments before he was fatally shot.
Police in Selma, Ala. released video on Tuesday of an officer fatally shooting an ax-wielding elderly black man.
The incident from more than a year ago is now sparking local protests similar to those inspired by the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases.
The shaky, five-minute video from the officer’s body camera shows the officer and a few of his partners approaching Ananias Shaw, 74, in response to a disorderly conduct call on Dec. 4, 2013.
Shaw grabs a hatchet and wanders around a residential street, sometimes cursing at the cops, as the officer holds his gun at Shaw and repeatedly commands, “Put the ax down!”
When Shaw starts approaching the officer, yelling “Shoot it! Shoot it!,” the officer fires a shot at Shaw.