VIDEO: Graphic Video Shows Suspect Attack, Disarm Cop Before Shooting

A combative man was fatally shot by Tulare police officers Monday afternoon.

Tulare, CA – Two Tulare police officers were injured during an altercation with a combative man that ended in a fatal shooting on Monday afternoon (video below).

Much of the latter portion of the altercation was recorded in a cellphone video by a passenger in a nearby vehicle.

The incident began at approximately 4:30 p.m., when officers received a report that a man had assaulted a bus driver at a school bus parking and storage area, Tulare Police Department (TPD) Sergeant Jon Hamlin told the Visalia Times Delta.

Police responded to the area, and spotted a man who matched the suspect’s description near the Tulare First Baptist Church.

Officers attempted to speak with the unnamed suspect, but he was noncompliant and ultimately became combative.

"There was a struggle at one point in time where the officer advised over the air they had deployed their Taser, but they were ineffective," Sgt. Hamlin said. "There was a short foot pursuit after that and another time where the suspect became combative."

The video showed the suspect running from an officer, who followed closely behind as the pair made their way to a street corner.

The man then squared off with the officer, and swung at him with several punches, which appeared to strike the officer in the head.

Following the attack, the altercation spilled into the street, and the officer deployed a baton as another officer ran up to the scene to assist him.

The man continued across the street, and the assisting officer sprayed him with pepper spray as the first officer swung his baton towards the suspect.

In the video, the man appeared to dodge the blow before he yanked the baton away from the officer.

“Oh, he took it away from him!” a witness said in the video. “He took it away!”

Suddenly, multiple shots rang out, and the suspect collapsed to the ground.

The officers began tending to the man on the ground, while the individuals in the vehicle with the person who recorded the video drove by and accosted them.

“F**king murderers!” one heckler yelled. “You guys are f**king murderers!”

“Yeah, you just lost your job!” another man said.

“Wait for backup, man!” one man suggested. “You didn’t have to shoot him!”

“You’re going to jail, man! You’re a killer!” another voice proclaimed.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, KFSN reported.

Police said it was unknown if the man was armed before he armed himself with the officer's baton.

At this time it's unclear whether one or both officers at the scene shot the suspect.

"I know our 911 system was so overloaded, they were having to hang up on people because they had so many calls about our officers in a fight with this guy," Sgt. Hamlin said.

Both officers sustained non-life threatening injuries, he said. They have been placed on administrative leave, as per protocol, KFSN reported.

Watch cellphone footage of the incident in the video below:

Comments (22)
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Righton17
Righton17

Got what anyone should get for attacking police. These punks in the car need a good lesson too.

gfc1963
gfc1963

Everybody's a armchair general sitting in their car mouthing off at the cops.

Keli
Keli

Glad the officers are alright! Idiots in the car, never know the whole story.

Kingster
Kingster

CA political correctness in action boys and girls

withtheblue
withtheblue

U tube removed the video

RunCop
RunCop

Another Analfornian scumbag!

Jimbo16
Jimbo16

The cops had to defend themselves! This maniac was out to hurt or kill someone. And glad there was no cops killed.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Why do all of these stories originate out of California?

Wallmaker6
Wallmaker6

If they were killers, then they would have killed you too for witnessing a murder. And you would expect them to shoot someone intent on bashing your skull with a baton so go back to your room in your mom's house to play video games and STFU.

Skipper
Skipper

Justified

Heezels
Heezels

Lol, fucking idiots in the car. Laughing that he took an officer's weapon way, but immediately slapped that silly look off their dumb faces when he got shot.

Yeah, the shit he was doing was playing with fire. What did they think was going to happen?

TheMoneyShot
TheMoneyShot

WTF.
They watch, do nothing to help, observe the assault and then cry foul at the justified defence. People have lost the plot. Liberal brainwashed idiots.

Divadeb
Divadeb

We are grateful to all the Men&Women who put their lives in danger to Protect&Serve this Country& thankful to those good Samaritans who help our LEOS when their lives are in danger. #Heroes We would have no Country, no freedoms,no speech,we would be in chaos& destruction,death if it weren't for all who Serve&Protect,let that sink in. Thank You All Who Serve&Protect.

ForestJohn
ForestJohn

Suspect looked fit enough to outrun the officers, but chose to taunt and fight with them. His ignorance was shown when he grabbed the baton and resulted in his death. Good shooting; no other choice by the officers...

CowGurlUP
CowGurlUP

The officers went home to their families...job well done!

50wt
50wt

LOL this is way to funny, calling the Cops names, but still calling them "Brother".

Whatever0623
Whatever0623

I posted this on the facebook part of comments, but I feel it bears repeating. Let's see. They tried talking to him. They tried tazing him. The tried pepper spray even after he got some good punches in on the officer. He then fought the knight stick out of the officers hand. So what, they were supposed to stand there and let him have a go on them with that? He gambled he lost. Those 'hecklers' can go straight to hell.

COMBAT101ST
COMBAT101ST

And if you listen carefully you can hear the illegals speaking their minds in the backseat.

Shoot them all
Shoot them all

First about the shooting it's proof that cops sometimes need to use deadly force, Ok second about the hecklers in the truck it's proof we need to build a wall.

Sweet Lew
Sweet Lew

The punks in the car don’t have a clue!! All they are is wanna be thugs who can’t do anything but yell World Star, and then call the LEO’s murderers!! Get a job!!!!

ELMCaresBlue
ELMCaresBlue

The guys in the car are trash, they sit there laughing while a cop is getting Attached and his gun taken but they just sit in the car and laughed until the cop gets his gun back and shoots of the guy that’s beating him up, instead of getting out and helping the officer they just laugh and laugh and call him a murderer. I guarantee if it was one of their friends in that situation they wouldn’t be sitting there laughing they would be attacking the officer then sueing the officer, what the hell is wrong with people now days, It is Time people start taking back our cities and townes, running this stupid Gangs Out, and respect the Men and Women in BLUE. Also the Men and Women of the FD. SUre there have been a few bad cops around but maybe they are just getting sick of all the crap going on and when one of these punks get arrested only to be turned around and released within 24 hours by some Judge. No wonder Things are going the way it i

ELMCaresBlue
ELMCaresBlue

is, Everyone needs to start working together to clean up our home towns and cities, Cops can not be at every place at the same time, If I see a Cop, Sheriff, Trooper or First Responder abd they are in trouble you bet I will do what I can to Help them, they put on that badge everyday to be out there to help us, the least we can do is watch there back 7ntil they get more help.