Posted on March 4, 2021

Alabama Police Officer Shoots Unarmed Man

Matthew Miller, The Post Millennial, February 28, 2021

A man is dead following a violent encounter with a law enforcement officer in Walker County, Alabama, Friday.

Officers responded to a domestic violence related 911 call Friday night, according to the Walker County Sheriff’s Office. The caller was a man who said he was having an altercation with his mentally ill son, according to a source with knowledge of the events, WBRC reports.

A video of the following confrontation between a black police officer and a white male surfaced online depicting the incident. The video shows the officer wrestling with the man in a corner of a room, then proceeding to threaten the suspect with his firearm.

“I’m going to shoot you,” the officer says to the unarmed man, while reaching for his gun.