VIDEO: Activists Outraged Over Man Shot After Beating Cop With Vodka Bottle

Videos showed that 24-year-old Jamaica Hampton attacked officers with a glass vodka bottle before he was shot.

San Francisco, CA – Police have released surveillance and bodycam video of 24-year-old Jamaica Hampton attacking officers with a Grey Goose vodka bottle before he was shot (video below).

The incident began when police received a report of a “hot prowl burglary” at 7:47 a.m. on Dec. 7 during which the male suspect had forced open the door of an apartment in the 900-block of Capp Street, according to KPIX.

The suspect fled the scene before police arrived five minutes later, but a few minutes later, 911 received another call nearby about a man who was trying to break into parked cars.

Officers searched the area and found Hampton wearing clothing that matched the description of the suspect, KPIX reported.

The officers stopped their patrol SUV and attempted to make contact with Hampton at an intersection after he crossed the street right in front of their vehicle, surveillance video showed.

The passenger door of the SUV opened and surveillance footage from nearby cameras showed that Hampton turned around and lunged the officer in the passenger seat.

Police said Hampton “aggressively advanced” on the San Francisco Police Officer Sterling Hayes with a 200 ml glass vodka bottle and attacked him, KPIX reported.

His partner, San Francisco Police Officer Christopher Flores jumped out from the driver’s side and rushed around the rear of the vehicle to help.

But before Officer Flores had made his way around the back of the SUV, Hampton was rushing at him while brandishing the bottle, KPIX reported.

Hampton repeatedly struck Officer Flores in the face and on the head with the bottle, causing lacerations to his cheek under his right eye, the video showed.

Officer Hayes jumped into the fray to help his partner and Hampton took off down the sidewalk, with the officers right behind him.

Both officers repeatedly told Hampton to drop the bottle and to get on the ground but he ignored them, KPIX reported.

They attempted to deploy pepper spray at the suspect but were unsuccessful.

The video showed that both officers drew their weapons as Hampton played a game of cat-and-mouse with them, dodging across the street and onto the opposite sidewalk before he turned and rushed directly at Officer Hayes with the bottle still in his right hand.

Officer Hayes opened fire on Hampton, the video showed.

He fired six shots and Hampton dropped to the ground.

But the video showed the suspect didn’t stay down.

A split-second later, Hampton got back onto his feet and Officer Flores fired one shot to knock him down again, the video showed.

The video showed Officer Hayes ran back close to the suspect at that point and told Officer Flores to stop shooting.

Then he began yelling “Render aid! Render aid!” over and over as he pulled on gloves.

The video showed that Officer Flores bent over and started to take the suspect into custody, but Officer Hayes yelled at him to “glove up” first and then “render aid!”

Officer Hayes’ bodycam filmed the entire incident but Officer Flores’ bodycam was knocked off when Hampton initially attacked him, KPIX reported.

As other officers and supervisors arrived on the scene, Officer Hayes’ bodycam captured the officer becoming very upset about having had to shoot the suspect.

“Godd---it man, f--k! I didn’t want to do this! I didn’t want to f--king do this!” he told another officer repeatedly.

Once the ambulance arrived on the scene, the Officer Hayes’s bodycam captured audio as the officer began to sob.

The video showed that Officer Flores, clutching an ice pack to his bleeding face, stood with Officer Hayes and kept a hand on his arm as his partner wept.

“I didn’t want to do it. I didn’t want to do it,” Officer Hayes told a female sergeant who arrived on the scene. “I tried to pepper spray him – I got myself.”

Hampton was transported to San Francisco General Hospital where he remains in critical condition, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The San Francisco District Attorney’s Office has charged Hampton with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism.

Police played the surveillance and bodycam video for a packed room of community members at Cesar Chavez Elementary School on Tuesday night, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott told angry community members that it was too soon to judge the officers’ actions and explained that a bottle is in fact considered a deadly weapon by law.

“Mr. Hampton was still holding the glass bottle and closed the distance between himself and the passenger officer. The passenger officer discharged his issued duty weapon,” San Francisco Police Commander Robert O’Sullivan read in a statement about what caused the officers to shoot Hampton.

“After being shot, Mr. Hampton went down to the ground, rose to his knees and then began to move in the direction of the injured driver officer. The injured driver officer discharged his duty weapon,” Commander O’Sullivan said.

Angry residents at the meeting said the officers had behaved like cowards in shooting Hampton and questioned whether the shooting was justified, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

One of Hampton’s friends characterized the video as showing the suspect running away from police.

Eve Greenberg told the San Francisco Chronicle that she was “disgusted” by the video and “seeing my friend look like a scared animal, not knowing where to move.”

This was the first officer-involved shooting in San Francisco since June of 2018, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below:

Comments (30)
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Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

How the heck can people be upset with this? A violent criminal using violence against LEOs, and after they justly neutralize him, their first reactions is to "render aid." The LEOs need to go home every night, so they can come back tomorrow to keep our communities safe from criminals like this. They are heroes, and all I see is heroism in this video.

Everyone who has an issue with their use of lethal force would run away. That's not what I want. I want the perp apprehended, and if he won't come voluntarily, I want force used to effect the arrest. If he fights back, I want overwhelming force used.

It takes brave people to do that, and they did. Well done.

After a confrontation like that, it would probably take most people a while or forever to consider rendering aid, but the officers did so immediately, because they are well-trained and heroic.

Prayers for the Officer Hayes. It was clearly very traumatic for him.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Is this the best picture his mom could come up with?

Sharpton will be there in no time.

sfgate has several pro-perp articles about this perp. It's disgusting. The city is turning into Socialist Utopia Venezuela.

Ah, but you can't find the perp's criminal history on-line, can you? Because they protect criminals, because that's how the politicians get re-elected.

tuggingalong
tuggingalong

San Franciscans seem to be “outraged” with LEO quite often.

Do you remember the neighborhood activist who demonstrated because I.C.E. arrested one of their illegal alien neighbors? They held signs saying, “We love you being our neighbor” and “Abolish I.C.E.” Little did they know that their illegal alien neighbors were wanted on running a child sex ring. It must all the weed they smoke. Back in the late 70s, I smoked weed daily and read stupid crap like “Rolling Stone” and I thought differently too (but not this radical) Oh yea, and I was still being subsidized by mom.

Stanracer
Stanracer

All this usual suspect had to do was comply with demands.

HolyHand
HolyHand

Beautiful shooting

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Ahh, the family is outraged because their family member attacked a cop..... and was dealt with appropriately, after non-lethal attempts to stop him failed. While I'm sure the new San Francisco DA will publicly speak out about how the cops messed up and he will be having a grand jury review, and the city will cut a ghetto lotto check to the family, the fact remains that it was a good shoot, and the bad guy caused the entire situation (and attacked the cop with a weapon first).

sbuckner021
sbuckner021

my mind is literally blown by these inbred, (pardon the expletive) shit eating sewer rats who blame the LEOs in situations like this. my god can we please split the population up - idiots with these mindsets go to one far end of the country and those with opposing, rational* mindsets go to the other far end of the country.

61mouse
61mouse

The officer isn't crying because he shot the asshole. He's crying because he knows he'll be raked over the coals, and probably have charges filed on him . And look it didn't take long for Pelosis kids to come out and blame the officers

Anomie88
Anomie88

Where is the outrage over a citizen attacking an officer? Crickets. Misplaced anger because they won't take ownership of their own social failures and it doesn't fit the narrative. An officer who is in fear of imminent serious injury or death has the right through policy and state law to use any force necessary including deadly force to stop the action. Period. Most use of force models advise just enough force to overcome resistance or stop a threat , but officers go up and down that model based on the dynamics of the situation. Going from verbal commands to lethal force often happens and is not unusual; going from pointing a gun to compliance also happens. The point is, the suspect really controls their own destiny based on their own behavior. Officers don't "proactively" shoot people; they shoot based on reaction.

gfc1963
gfc1963

Fuck him and his family.

Justice-Juice
Justice-Juice

Looked like home boy earned that case of lead poisoning.

Justice-Juice
Justice-Juice

Momma sure is a beaut.....

reibertpa
reibertpa

@Anomie88 I love your well written review regarding people attacking an officer of the law, and then being surprised when the officer tries to defend himself. I really feel sorry for all the officers out there having to defend themselves for doing their jobs. Yes, there are bad cops out there, but there are also good, decent officers that have to put up with thugs thinking they can do whatever they want. We've become a society of whiny, self-absorbed people, who think they're above the law and don't want to held accountable for their actions.

Oldblue2
Oldblue2

Why is his face blurred out??

xcop137
xcop137

Good shooting. Of course the activist in San Francisco don’t like it.They would prefer the officers get severely injured or killed.

Blueblood345
Blueblood345

This criminal assaulted a police officer and use of force was properly handled. Any of you who blame the officer are just as much a criminal as the one who got shot. Officer, thank you for doing your job with professionalism.