VIDEO: Teen Girl With Knife Charges Cop, Says Sorry Once She's Shot

An Oxnard police officer shot a teenage girl who rushed at him waving a 12-inch knife.

Oxnard, CA –Bodycam video released on Thursday showed a police officer shooting a teenage girl who was running at him while armed with a large knife (video below).

The incident occurred on the morning of May 3 after police responded to a call about a woman brandishing a knife near the Carl’s Jr. in the 400-block of North Rose Avenue, according to a statement released by the Oxnard Police Department.

Dispatch received three more calls about the woman saying her behavior had escalated and she was threatening people before Oxnard Police Officer Timothy Roberts arrived on the scene.

The video showed Officer Roberts found the suspect – a 17-year-old girl – in the dirt lot behind the fast food restaurant and engaged her in conversation.

He told her he’d received calls that she had a knife, and she lifted her shirt exposing the handle of the knife and reached as if to take it out of her pocket.

In the video, Officer Roberts told the girl not to reach for the knife.

“Why, what happens if I reach for it?” the girl asked him.

“Then something bad is going to happen,” Officer Roberts told her in the video.

The girl pulled the 12-inch kitchen knife out of her pocket and held it.

Then she started walking very deliberately at the officer.

The officer walked backwards, away from the suspect, as he radioed dispatch, asked for backup to be expedited, and explained what was happening at the scene.

“Go on, shoot me,” the girl told Officer Roberts in the video. “I’ve been waiting all day.”

In the video, Officer Roberts ordered the girl to stop multiple times, but she continued to walk at him. He also commanded the suspect to drop the knife multiple times.

“I’ve been waiting, come on,” the girl goaded the officer as she marched toward him with the knife in her left hand.

“Drop it,” the officer ordered her.

“I’m not,” she replied.

“Drop it,” the officer told her again.

“No,” she calmly replied.

She continued to stalk the officer across the parking lot, brandishing the knife, as he walked backwards away from her, the video showed.

She stopped and hesitated for a few seconds, then suddenly lunged and made a run directly at the officer.

He told her again to drop the knife, and when she got within 20 feet of him, he opened fired on her.

Officer Roberts fired three shots, the video showed.

The suspect dropped to the ground, writhing in pain.

Officer Roberts’ backup had arrived just a minute before the shooting.

He was in the process of getting out a less-lethal weapon when the suspect took a run at Officer Roberts, ABC News reported.

Officer Roberts handcuffed the girl and then began performing first aid with the help of the second officer.

The girl apologized to the police officers as they worked to save her, the video showed.

“I’m sorry,” she said. “I’m so sorry.”

The officers spoke kindly to the girl as EMS responded and loaded her onto a stretcher for transport to the hospital.

She remains hospitalized in critical but stable condition, according to the Oxnard police statement.

Investigators later determined that the 911 calls reporting the knife-wielding woman to the authorities had been made from the cell phone that the suspect was carrying when she was arrested.

Officer Roberts was placed on paid administrative leave as is protocol for all officer-involved shootings.

You can see the knife-wielding teen rush the officer in the video below. WARNING - Graphic Content:

Comments (41)
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Thinblueline
Thinblueline

It’s too bad that this young girl could not get the help she needed and thought suicide by cop was her only option. Hopefully she will live and get the help she needs. I feel bad for the officer that was left with no other options, hopefully he will be ok.

I am sure that stricter federal kitchen knife laws would have prevented this.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Waiting for the family to question why the officer didn't use kung fool to disarm the girl why gently putting her in fur handcuffs. Next comes the obligatory law suit.

RetNCPD
RetNCPD

Thank God for Video cams. This girl has serious mental issues.

NealZ
NealZ

Today's liberals: he had no right to shoot her, she was 40ft away, he could have tased her or kicked her.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

Hurts like hell, doesn't it, maybe, if she survives, she will learn from this,,,but I doubt it. sad, Fatherless households and Stupid kids. disgusting.

GrumpyVet
GrumpyVet

She got what she deserved

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

So she called on herself wanting to hurt police. She obviously had problems. That doesn’t excuse her actions but that’s kids now a days, I don’t think they realize how serious real life is and apologizing after doesn’t make it right. It’s too bad this had to happen to her and I hope she pulls through and gets the help she needs. Lesson learned I hope. You want to play, then you’re gonna pay.

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

Regardless of intent or mental / emotional state this individual dictated the ending. EVERYONE watching this video should now understand 100% FACT. From standing start to contact, you can move 21 feet in 3 seconds. Those who fail to respond often end up critically wounded or DEAD.

Trishdish2001
Trishdish2001

I wished he had tased her. Hope she lives.

cspcapt
cspcapt

Democrats want a. Special counsel to investigate, but not Mueller How about Pelosi Why didn't he shoot the knife out of her hand-yea right

portManaT13
portManaT13

This is so sad for all concerned: The Officer will have to live the rest of his career and life knowing that he (justifiably) shot a child. The child (girl) will live the rest of her life with bullet scars knowing that she deserves them. Her family will now be exposed as the failures at parenting that they are. The posters here who suggest that the Officer could/should have used other methods to disarm/subdue her are completely brainless. There is going to be a lot more of this before/if & when we return to sanity.

VicG
VicG

Screw with the bull, you get the horns. Perp down, Officers go home safe...

Infidel Inside
Infidel Inside

Should have tased her the FIRST time she refused to drop it.

junkmansj
junkmansj

Why could he not have shot the knife out of her hand like on TV

Mrs10
Mrs10

The scariest part is the way she kept goading him to shoot her. Did she have a death wish? Or is she just trying to follow the ghetto lotto pathway? I can just see the attorneys lining up to get a piece of the city's pie.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

I'm waiting to see if this was a stunt put up by her family so they can get their hands on some ghetto lottery money!! With all the ignorant s--t that's going on right now, I wouldn't be a bit surprised!! That's how f--king crazy it's gotten!!

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

What's that saying about bringing a knife to a gun fight?

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

stupid twit

61mouse
61mouse

LEOs are to protect and serve . He protected himself and she wanted to be shot so he served her wishes

61mouse
61mouse

Seeing she is the one to call 911 in first place this was a classic suicide by cop but she chickened out . Maybe family can get rich another way like work

DSmith2018
DSmith2018

He could’ve talked gently to her. “Please sweetie put the the big bad knife down”

Stanracer
Stanracer

Classic suicide by cop attempt.

Rayb
Rayb

Seems like she could have been tased instead..

PSOStone
PSOStone

People are getting a taste here, every friggin day, but the LEO's could use less force 🤦‍♀️🙄