VIDEO: Officer Takes Down Non-Compliant Suspect With Sparta Kick To Chest
Bossier City, LA – Cell phone footage captured the moment that a Bossier City police officer booted a wanted murder suspect in the chest as the uncooperative man screamed at officers to shoot him (video below).
Jermel Coleman, 31, was wanted in connection with the June 21 fatal shooting of his stepfather, Randolph Divins, KNOE reported.
The homicide occurred during a fight between Divins and Coleman outside Sol’s Pipe & Steel Inc. in Monroe, police said.
Investigators located Coleman at an address on Norris Lane on June 25, but the murder suspect refused to comply with their commands when they attempted to place him under arrest, ArkLaTex reported.
Silent cell phone footage showed Coleman as he walked down a driveway with his hands raised. He appeared to yell something to someone outside the camera’s view, then knelt down onto the ground.
According to a Bossier City Police Department (BCPD) spokesperson, Coleman refused to follow the officers’ commands and screamed at them to shoot him, ArkLaTex reported.
When two officers rushed towards him a second later, one of the officers delivered a swift kick to the center of Coleman’s chest, knocking him backwards onto the ground, the video showed.
Much of the actual arrest took place behind a parked car that blocked the camera’s view.
Coleman later confessed to having murdered his stepfather, KNOE reported.
He was booked into the Bossier Parish Detention Center on charges of drug possession and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, KSLA reported.
Coleman was also a wanted fugitive out of Shreveport and Caddo Parish.
He is awaiting extradition to Monroe on a charge of second-degree murder.
You can watch cell phone footage of Coleman’s arrest in the video below: