HUNTINGTON PARK, Calif. (KNX) – On Monday, Huntington Park Police Department released footage of the moments leading up to the shooting death of a double amputee by police officers.
WARNING: The video contains graphic violence.
On Jan. 26, Anthony Lowe was shot and killed by officers who responded to a reported stabbing. The victim in the stabbing told officers that a man in a wheelchair slashed him, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Footage released by police comes from the gas station where the stabbing attack happened. In that video, Lowe was then seen out of his wheelchair, following behind a man in a white shirt at a sidewalk right by the gas station before slashing the man. The man in the white shirt stumbled away as Lowe fleef. Lowe was then seen back in his wheel chair and was last seen crossing the street.
The other video released by the department showed police following Lowe, who attempted to roll away from them. At one point, the officer grabbed Lowe’s chair and pushed it to the side with Lowe falling out of it. Lowe, wielding with a knife, tried to run away from the officers. The three officers pulled out their guns and Lowe was seen falling on the ground.
Police also released audio of the 9-1-1 call in which a witness describes Lowe as the suspect in the stabbing.
Lowe’s family filed a claim against the city, and are asking for the officers who shot Lowe to be prosecuted.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the shooting.
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