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Oklahoma officer shoots knife-wielding man multiple times

  • Sean Ellis, 44, was shot by police officer James Moore in Muskogee on August 7 
  • Bodycam footage shows the officer making contact with Ellis in a parking lot
  • Ellis, dressed in a red shirt and cowboy hat, can be seen refusing to obey multiple commands to stop and put his hands up 
  • Video shows Ellis pulling a large knife from his waistband before eventually stopping and turning back towards the officer 
  • The officer opened fire when Ellis stepped towards him brandishing the knife 

Police have released bodycam footage showing the moment a knife-wielding man was shot multiple times by an Oklahoma officer. 

Sean Ellis, 44, was shot by officer James Moore in Muskogee as he was reciting the Bible’s ten commandments by the side of the road on August 7.

The 27-year-old officer’s body camera footage, which was released by authorities this week, captured the moment Moore was flagged down by a resident concerned about Ellis’ strange behavior.

A knife-wielding Sean Ellis, 44, was shot by officer James Moore in Muskogee, Oklahoma as he was reciting the Bible’s ten commandments by the side of the road on August 7

The officer can be seen making contact with Ellis, who was dressed in a red shirt and cowboy hat, as he refused to obey multiple commands to stop and put his hands up. 

Ellis faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer and attempted escape from lawful detention

Ellis faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer and attempted escape from lawful detention

Moore followed Ellis for several minutes through a parking lot while repeatedly yelling for him to stop. 

The footage shows Ellis pulling a large knife from his waistband before eventually stopping and turning back towards the officer.

Moore and another responding officer continue yelling for Ellis to drop the knife. 

Ellis then removed his cowboy hat and started reciting the ten commandments. 

The officer opened fire when Ellis stepped towards him brandishing the knife. 

Ellis, who was shot three times, was placed into custody when he was lying injured on the ground. 

Moore and another responding officer could be heard yelling for Ellis to drop the knife before the 27-year-old officer opened fire

Moore and another responding officer could be heard yelling for Ellis to drop the knife before the 27-year-old officer opened fire

Ellis was shot three times by the officer after he stepped toward him brandishing his knife

Ellis was shot three times by the officer after he stepped toward him brandishing his knife

He was taken to a Tulsa hospital in a stable condition. 

The man faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer and attempted escape from lawful detention.

The officer was placed on paid leave while an investigation was carried out. 

He has since been cleared of any wrong doing by the Muskogee County District Attorney. 

Ellis was taken into custody when he was lying injured on the ground. He was taken to a Tulsa hospital in a stable condition.

Ellis was taken into custody when he was lying injured on the ground. He was taken to a Tulsa hospital in a stable condition.

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