CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The agency that investigates use of force by Chicago police released body camera video Tuesday showing an officer fatally shooting a man who refused to drop a knife in an Englewood apartment last month.
Police encountered Turrell Brown, 28, while answering a domestic call on the morning of Sept. 19 in the 6500 block of South Harvard Avenue, according to the Civilian Office of Police Accountability.
Two officers were called to the apartment by a woman who said she was hit in the face by her boyfriend who was also armed with a knife, according to a 911 call released by COPA.
After the officers arrived, the woman tells them her boyfriend had hit her all over her side and face. “He pulled a knife on me too,” she says, adding that he is still in the apartment with a knife, according to body cam video.
As the officers walk through the apartment, Brown can be heard yelling at them and the officers pull out their guns and retreat just outside of the apartment, the video shows.
Brown emerges from a room waving what appears to be a knife in his right hand. “Put it down, put the knife down, put it down,” an officer yells.