Baltimore Police release body camera footage of officer-involved shooting

Posted at 2:27 PM, Nov 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-01 06:39:19-05

Baltimore Police released body camera footage Wednesday of a police-involved shooting happened last week in the city.

Baltimore Police officers were involved in two shootings last week, the first on Tuesday and the second on Friday. This week, police said they planned to release body camera footage of that Friday shooting.

It was the first use-of-force footage released by police since the department started its body-worn camera program. 

The name of the man, who is expected to survive, has not been released. Police said he is in his 40s, and most recently was living with relatives. 

He was waving two knives and threatening people at a bus stop at Greenmount Avenue and 33rd Street  when police arrived on the scene. There were multiple attempts to get the man to drop the knives, police said. 

Related: Police-involved shooting reported in N. Baltimore

Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said mental illness was clearly a factor, and suggested the system may have failed the man along the way. 

"There's a very obvious mental health aspect here," Davis said. 

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