CHANNEL 44 NEWS: EPD Releases Body Camera Footage From Officer-Involved Shooting

first_imgEPD Releases Body Camera Footage From Officer-Involved Shootingposted on SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2016Britney Taylor For the first time, Evansville police are releasing body camera footage from an officer-involved shooting that happened back in March. It resulted in the death of a homeless man, 38-year-old Daniel Wooters.The video shows police chasing Wooters. You can see Wooters driving a stolen EPD car, crashing it, and then exiting the cruiser. The video shows Wooters holding a knife. And he does not listen to the officers and their instructions to drop it, forcing three officers to shoot.But all officers did not activate their cameras. The video is from another responding officer who did. Sgt. Jason Cullum says, “He came at her, she saw the knife, so her concern at that point was her safety and not getting her camera activated.”Police say officers shot 11 rounds, and seven hit Wooters. This all stemmed from an incident that started at TGI Friday’s at Eastland Mall.Witnesses say Wooters made threats to both customers and police, before running to Fifth Third Bank.That’s where the officer confronted Wooters, but he got away in her car.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img