VIDEO: Would-Be Cop-Killer Gets Taken Out Before Fatal Machete Strike

Sandy Malone

LAPD released bodycam video that showed the moment Nathaniel Pinnock was shot as he held a machete over a cop.

Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) released bodycam video of a suspect who chased police with a machete and was fatally shot as he loomed above an officer with his long blade raised over his head (video below).

The incident occurred at about 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 25 after a man wielding a machete had just robbed an auto parts store in Hollywood, the Los Angeles Times reported.

"He walks in and goes over to the batteries and he grabs one, then he walks over to the door and he slams it on the ground and pulls out the machete and he threatens and swings it at us," AutoZone employee Juan Chaidez told KTLA. "Then he grabbed the battery and runs away."

Police said the man – later identified as 22-year-old Nathanial Pinnock - went from the robbery to a nearby Chick-fil-A restaurant on Sunset Boulevard and carjacked a drive-thru customer in a Lexus, according to the Los Angeles Times.

"As he's running with the machete, he's pretty much got the cops chasing down," witness Clinton Gunnels described the scene to KTLA.

"They kind of gave him a second to surrender, but he high-jacked a car and then the driver hops out of the car, and that's when he hopped over to the driver's seat and that's when he drove off,” Gunnels said.

The carjacking was captured on cell phone video by a witness and showed Pinnock, with a long blade, forcing himself into a vehicle in the drive-thru lane through the passenger-side door.

The video showed that officers surrounded the black Lexus, which was pulled up at the drive-thru window.

Then all of a sudden, the suspect hit the gas and tried to flee, but the video showed he slammed into two different police vehicles before he got stuck between two police SUVs.

The suspect jumped out of the Lexus and took off running with his machete in his hand and police pursued him.

LAPD released bodycam video of the incident that showed police firing less-lethal rounds at Pinnock at the Chick-fil-A drive-thru, KCAL reported.

Bodycam video showed that the officer with the less-lethal weapon chased after Pinnock.

Another cell phone video captured footage of the machete-wielding man running across the street through traffic with a police officer hot on his heels.

Then the suspect suddenly stopped short and doubled back toward the police officer and started chasing him.

Bodycam video showed Pinnock rushing at the officer with his machete.

The officer drew his duty weapon and fired at his attacker but missed.

And that didn’t stop the suspect, who was raising his arm above his head with the long knife to attack the officer.

The officer turned and fled from the suspect, running into the street to get away, the video showed.

But then the officer tripped and fell to the pavement and a split-second later, the suspect was looming above him with the machete.

That’s when the cell phone video showed other officers opened fire on the suspect before he could bring the machete down on the officer.

The bodycam footage showed the officer was on the ground and Pinnock was above him with the knife a split second before another officer fatally shot him.

The officer was treated at the scene for non-life-threatening injuries to his arm and knee.

Pinnock was taken to the hospital and died, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The officer-involved shooting is still under investigation, KCAL reported.

Watch bodycam video of the incident here below (WARNING: Graphic Content):

Comments (119)
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flybynight
flybynight

#federalmachetecontrol

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Problem solved. Now the cops will be in trouble for some liberal legislation that says you have to be hit with machete before you can use deadly force, or you didn’t de-escalate and suck the guy off.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Thank God these cops didn't try to taser him first!

Justaguy1954
Justaguy1954

I would have done the same.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

That video is why 90% of cops love Glocks. That guy was still swinging that thing after 11 shots! Somebody send this video to those snowflakes in Congress who think 10 rounds in a a magazine is too much!

Officer Cynical
Officer Cynical

That's a good ending right there.

Hi_estCommieDenom
Hi_estCommieDenom

Animal... Great job by the police!

Lvmycounty
Lvmycounty

I guess another white cop murders a black man

GForce48
GForce48

Great job...one less cretan at the public trough!

RetiredCorrections
RetiredCorrections

This is why you shoot till the threat is eliminated. Hopefully the powers that be see this and the investigation is open and shut

fairtaxphil
fairtaxphil

That was too close, Kudos to the officers who responded, and did the right thing!

whsander
whsander

Even though this came out more or less alright, it sounds like the DF backup wasn't running right along with the LtL user. This is the very reason why LtL users absolutely need to be directly backed up by an officer with a deadly force option out and ready to be used. When Less-than-Lethal fails, if fails RIGHT NOW, not when you get around to backing up the guy with the TASER or plastic bullet gun. If the LtL officer is running, their backup has to be running right along with them.

By the same token, if you're the LtL officer, you need to resist the urge to sprint away from your DF backup. That LtL you're using is a fine thing- as long as it works. If you're ass-out because your plastic bullets or TASER are ineffective and your Usain Bolt impersonation distances you from your backup, you're no good to anybody (including yourself) if you get cornered or you fall like this cop did and you get sliced up like a loaf of head cheese by some perp with a machete.

I'm not throwing mud here- This is constructive criticism out of concern that there is a lesson to be learned here and someone somewhere won't learn it: If personnel are going to confront armed offenders with Less that Lethal, close in deployed measures, their partner/backup has to stick to them like glue and have that sidearm out and ready to go.

rramos
rramos

Don't know what kind of BS training you guys have but need to stop running and shut the mother fucker and Aim for the head. almost cost your live dude...

Micheal Sullivan
Micheal Sullivan

He was just about to start medical school and turning his life around. Actually, fuck this joke, I'm sick of this joke. Bastards that seek to kill cops ought be shot in the fucking head, end of fucking story. To hell with the PC Police.

widbill45acp
widbill45acp

An edged weapon, especially so with this large one is very deadly! It does not run out of ammo, jam, or need to be reloaded. Most cops wait too long, and once the attacker is in close as most cops forget handguns DO NOT STOP DETERMINED ATTACKERS ON THE SPOT! Hollywood has brainwashed folks with this John Wick crap which hurts cops in court. I am happy to be retired, but if you need a rider I miss the battle and will be your bodyguard on calls, that would be fun!

wonderaz
wonderaz

Close one! I'm glad it ended well.

spd522
spd522

Notice the cop on the ground was at slide lock. Good thing the other officer was there to throw more lead. Of course trying to shoot while running backwards isn't conducive to accurate shot placement. Glad the cops are OK and taxpayers won't be providing free room and board for the hacker.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Another usual suspect bites the asphalt. GO BLUE!👍

BJR
BJR

Didn't realize black could get so dark.

BJR
BJR

Issue these LEOs some 45s with 10 bhn hollow points. I won't even carry a 9mm myself after testing various loads vs a 45.

DNW
DNW

Interesting choice to pull out the less-than-lethal on a machete-wielding perp. Thankful no-one got carved up.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Good Job LAPD

maxx1676
maxx1676

So glad the officer is ok...BUT he should have shot sooner than he did. Why let that rodent get that close !!!

gfc1963
gfc1963

Any comment from LCD I wonder??

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

Best shot in the entire movie is the Helicopter over head.

BarbMomof5
BarbMomof5

Had I been there I would have run him over with my CRV then gotten out of my car and beaten him with my 4 ft metal pry bar all while singing Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust!”

LEO0301
LEO0301

The bad guy threatens people with the machete, commits a robbery, hijacks a car and because of liberal policies the police officer thought the less lethal was the appropriate weapon choice. BTW, I am by no means criticizing the police officer. Cops around the country are dealing with the same thing - "why didn't you try to use de-escalation techniques" "the man was obviously mentally ill and you only shot him because he looks like HCD" etc, etc... In the liberal mind police officers are expendable and the bad guy is not.

Anomie88
Anomie88

The magazine capacity debate is an issue that needs to be addressed. Non-gun or anti-gun people will say, "How many bullets do you need?" Well, when a maniac with a machete is looming over you after you tripped and fell and you are letting the rounds go to save your life, no amount of ammo is too much. The answer is: I need as much ammo as I can to stop the threat. That could be one, or a thousand. This counts for the police or the individual protecting their-self or those around them. Case closed.

Popcop.M1
Popcop.M1

Less lethal when the call clearly is armed w/deadly weapon? That BS almost cost him. Thank goodness for the best possible out come. Straight to cemetery.

Cromaxgal
Cromaxgal

Killing a cop should be mandatory dead penalty which he got. But harming a cop should be mandatory 25 or more years

GoPoliceGo
GoPoliceGo

Some of those eleven shots had to hit and Mr. Machete didn't even break stride. Maybe it's time for all officers to carry an SBR in a chest rig. At least up caliber to .45 ACP.

All or Nothin
All or Nothin

Surprised that there wasn't strays hitting others. Out of control shots missed, but he did what he had to do. NEVER BACK UP when that close to an attacker with any weapon in their hand. SHOOT< SHOOT< SHOOT until it's neutralized.

Zappatriot
Zappatriot

Couldn’t they have just winged him?🙄 ⚫️🔵⚫️

ColonelMagnum
ColonelMagnum
  1. Feet. That's a studied, researched safe distance for a reason.
T.J.Hutto
T.J.Hutto

Someone brought up the use of less leathal earlier. I would like to give them this simple answer. As a law enforcement official, this is not and never will be a less than leathal situation! Ever!! No matter what the hind sight liberal quarter back may say. A knife, even in the smallest form is a deadly weapon! And NO officer should ever be expected to try de-escalation or less leathal in this event!!! So what, mama and family is mad... So what, tree hugging butt kissers are upset...my brothers and sisters in blue are going home with or without societies consent. He chose to die. He chose his path. You want to play stupid games, you win stupid prizes...

Taco1
Taco1

Good thing he had backup.

Slim Pickins
Slim Pickins

Should be a new law passed for this kind of psychopathic killers actions. Police Officers or any law abiding armed citizen being threatened in this manner must shoot the perpetrator until he or she is pronounced dead and the threat to anyone is over.

Slim Pickins
Slim Pickins

Now the criminal justice system takes over and the ambulance chasing lawyers go to the aid of the psychopathic killers offspring. The (Good Guys) bringing down the killer will probably be sued and loose everything they have for killing a maggot such as this. The crime is really how Law Enforcement and law abiding citizens are criminalize for doing the right thing.

Janken
Janken

Happy ending. Another Obama's boy raised by a leftist idiot

Jaime P
Jaime P

Shut the fuck up that wasn't murder that's justified man with weapon this is a clean shot. One less scumbag off the face of the earth.

lolamae
lolamae

Justified to me, he had that machete up and ready to swing down on the officer. If that officer had hesitated to shoot him the officer on the ground would be dead. One less evil walking thug on the planet.

No excuses 1969
No excuses 1969

I love a happy ending. Cops go home uninjured, and taxpayers are spared. Good job boys in blue!!!

BubbaDon'tPlay
BubbaDon'tPlay

Dies in the street with his pants around his knees. Fitting end to a POS!

Angels06
Angels06

Justice served!

Mary zuchowski
Mary zuchowski

Good job your lives matter to so you have to go home to your families at night


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