VIDEO: Outrage Over Video Taken Before Jonesborough Police Shooting

Video shows part of what happened prior to a Jonesborough Police Department officer-involved shooting.

Jonesborough, TN - People on social media are expressing their outrage after a video was uploaded to Facebook which shows officers confronting a man prior to shooting him (video below.)

Unfortunately, the video stopped well-before the shooting occurred, leading many people to think that the suspect was shot prior to endangering officers.

The incident started Friday at around 12:41 p.m. when officers were called to a disturbance at Country Inn and Suites, according to WJHL.

The person causing the disturbance had been banned from the facility and was trespassing.

When officers arrived, they found the suspect in the parking lot armed with a knife.

Multiple Jonesborough police officers could be seen in the video confronting the suspect in the middle of a roadway. In the video the man refused to obey commands and backed away from police.

As officers pursued the suspect, the suspect tripped and officers surrounded him, then the video stopped.

TBI told reporters that the suspect later moved towards one of the officers while holding the knife.

That suspect was shot by officers. He was transported to the hospital and pronounced deceased.

People are assuming that the suspect was shot immediately after the video ended, but according to the witnesses who took the video, this is not the case.

Witnesses Jay Curtis and Dee Curtis said that the man got up and fled over towards Dunkin Donuts after the video ended. Jay added that the suspect was armed with a large knife or machete at the time he was shot.

"In the video he tripped. He WAS NOT shot then. He was shot a few moments later and down closer Dunkin donuts," Jay tried to clarify.

His message didn't deter some critics.

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You can see the video taken before the shooting below.

Comments (24)
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RunCop
RunCop

Hey CrystalMannion GFY....dumb twat!

TroyS
TroyS

Crystal Mannion you are a worthless piece of garbage. Go back to your latte and shut the hell up

Gagee
Gagee

There were eyewitnesses. This guy had a large knife or machete and would have killed one of the officers. Lucky no one in donut shop wasn’t killed before Police were called.

JBo
JBo

Crystal Mannion... The stupid is strong in this one.

JBo
JBo
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Right...so let's eliminate all law enforcement agencies and let people work it out themselves.

Heezels
Heezels
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Statistically no, that isn’t the case. An occupying force must be made up of foreign agents, and use force as a means to disrupt and replace the established order with something that remains in ideological continuity with the occupiers.

You can leave at anytime, nobody is forcing to be complicit in laws or rules you don’t agree with.

Your comment is rubbish. In time 100% of the human population ends up dead.

Heezels
Heezels

I’d also like to add, if there was any question as to the nature of police officers in the US, on average an officer is assaulted far more than they use deadly force. per Year there are roughly 55,000 assaults on officers, with roughly 2,000 assaults with firearms, and I think 3,000 assaults with knives. Officers only kill roughly 1,000 people through police shooting.

Those numbers are estimates made from numbers taken from a study in 2014. They might have changed by now. I could also be wrong about the knives numbers.

Capt mike
Capt mike
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JACKASS

Kim92rn
Kim92rn

Crystal, I don’t know you but you are so wrong on this!!!! What if that man had jumped into your car trying to flee and put your family in harms way? Would deadly force be okay with you then?!?!?! Your video didn’t show the rest rest of this incident when he took off running again and ended up in the parking lot of the bank where he charged at the police officers with his LARGE MACHETE!!!! He had already made up his mind that he was not going to jail. Also, what kind of drugs could he have been on?!?! Do you know? Neither did the police officers. It has been proven many, many times that people who are high on crack, heroine, PCP, meth, etc have unheard of strength and resilience-they can be tased and shot several times and it doesn’t faze them. Until you have experienced having that determined of a suspect coming at you with a weapon then you have no business making comments like you did!!! I suggest that you request to ride along with a few officers on several different days and times and see what you think about what they face everyday!!!

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Yes Crystal, ride a long on a full moon and the first of the month. Summer would be best to see how horrific people are to the police. You know nothing about what they go through and most people don't either.

Betts1221
Betts1221

I agree with you! Some of these thugs should take a ride along with police officers and see the verbal and physical abuse these officers have to put up with. They wouldn't be so quick to judge. The police officers don't get paid nearly enough for the BS the have to deal with, not to mention putting their lives on the line everyday. God bless the men and women in law enforcement.

Grog
Grog

Oh well............... The ignorant should stop watching movies.

Marine1958
Marine1958

Crystal please contact the nearest criminal and have him attack you with a machete and then call the cops and when he cuts your ass to ribbons, we can post your dumbass comments on the top of your coffin. Good luck...

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

Clearly the officers had a chance by what is seen in this photo to disarm this fellow. The man is on his back face up with his wrist crossed. All these armed police officers are around him. They could have all physically restrained him and ended the whole thing right then. Sadly this area has a long history of out of control law enforcement officers that abuse their power from deadly force to unwarranted charges. Society needs to demand justice for this man. Everyone makes bad decisions but the police involved choose to end a life. What happen to the taser gun? The big issue is the TBI will probably find that this was "justified" and never do anything about it. Also everyone attacking Crystal over her opinion is sickening, probably most are the police in this area.

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

Could have used the taser gun, or the billy stick or something other than deadly force. Shame on police officers for use of deadly force. You know in other countries most of the police force are not allowed to carry a gun. Only selected few are licensed to do so and use deadly force. I truly believe this is needed in America. I hope the officers involved are brought up on murder charges and sent to prison for life. At the very least, the family needs to get a good attorney and keep the City and these idiot officers in court spending there money defending against a wrongful death lawsuit.

FpsK9Handler
FpsK9Handler

Do you realize that a knife is a deadly weapon! And the freaking taser does not work more that half of time. Did you know someone can close the distance of 21 feet in 1.9 seconds and slice your throat. You dont have a clue in what you are talking about. The only country in europe that dont carry guns is the UK, and when they have a call with someone with a lethal weapon they call SWAT teams. Have you ever been to europe..I have...they police over there is actually more violent, go to germany and pull a knife and see what happens.

Use a billy club....WTF! Its called a ASP baton! And if you think you can close enough with a 21 inch baton and try to disarm someone hopped up on dope or they are having a mental health crisis...I will give you a standing ovation!

Jsmoe
Jsmoe

You have to be joking. Clearly you are, no one can be that naive. Did you know that knives kill? They actually kill quite easily. Did you know tasers do not always work. And even then you still have to risk getting cut or stabbed. What’s next did you want them to shoot the knife out of his hand. You know in other countries most of the police force carry rifles. So it goes both ways.

BobC
BobC

Crystal Meth... Next time this happens the LEOs should call YOU to disarm the thug. You seem to know all the answers before the question is asked!

Hannibal
Hannibal

Gotta love all these people thinking they would just walk up to any dangerous criminal in a situation like this and "apprehend him".

Hall45
Hall45

To those of you that are calling people dumb twat and a piece of garbage because they dont agree with the way the officers handled the incident. What if he was someone you cared about. I bet you wouldnt be so quick to praise those policemen that killed that man. So before you start bashing people and calling them ridiculous names. No i dont agree with what Mark Harrell done but I also think the the policemen could have handled it differently. I never heard anyone say that Mark was on meth.

Hall45
Hall45

Oh by the way to those of you that don't like what I had to feel free to kiss my ass.