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Shocking moment truck driver lunges at cop with a screwdriver is revealed in bodycam footage

Shocking moment truck driver, 32, lunges at Ohio cop with a screwdriver before he is shot and killed is revealed in officer’s bodycam video

  • WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT 
  • Truck driver was shot dead after lunging at a cop with a screwdriver 
  • The man who was shot by police has been identified as Elijah Collins III
  • Collins had been cited by Captain Brian Dalton, 37, in Tuscarawas County, Ohio for damaging property after driving into area where trucks weren’t allowed 
  • Bodycam footage shows Collins from North Carolina lunging at Dalton who was stabbed in the neck with a screwdriver 
  • Collins was shot dead by the police officer who has now recovered 

Bodycam footage shows the moment a truck driver lunged at a police officer with a screwdriver after being handed a citation.

The incident happened on Wednesday at around 10am in Tuscarawas County, Ohio on Second Street NW near TMK Farm Service.

The truck driver, who has been identified as Elijah Collins III, 32, was from High Point, North Carolina.

Captain Brian Dalton, 37, from Sugarcreek Ohio Police Department, began firing after Collins, who was driving a semi tractor-trailer, stabbed him in the neck with a screwdriver, according to Police Chief Kevin Kaser.

The officer had cited Collins (pictured) for damaging property after driving into an area where trucks were prohibited

It appears Collins is also filming the interaction with his phone

It appears Collins is also filming the interaction with his phone

After Dalton tells Collins he will need to appear in New Philadelphia Municipal Court on July 3, Collins puts down his phone and reaches into the side pocket of the cab

After Dalton tells Collins he will need to appear in New Philadelphia Municipal Court on July 3, Collins puts down his phone and reaches into the side pocket of the cab

Captain Brian Dalton, 37, (pictured above) began firing after Elijah Collins III stabbed him in the neck with a screwdriver, according to Police Chief Kevin Kaser

Captain Brian Dalton, 37, (pictured above) began firing after Elijah Collins III stabbed him in the neck with a screwdriver, according to Police Chief Kevin Kaser

The officer had cited Collins for damaging property after driving into an area where trucks were prohibited. 

Dalton was wearing a body-mounted camera when he approached Collins who is seen in the footage to be sitting in the cab of his truck. 

It appears Collins is also filming the interaction with his phone.

Dalton asks Collins for the last four digits of his social security number and asks, ‘you don’t know it?’ 

He then asks Collins if he has a number he can be reached on. Collins shakes his head.

After Dalton tells Collins he will need to appear in New Philadelphia Municipal Court on July 3, Collins puts down his phone and reaches into the side pocket of the cab.

He grabs the screwdriver and lunges out of the truck. 

The two men appear to scuffle then there is the sound of rapid gunfire. Collins died of a gun shot injury according to the Tuscarawas Office of the Coroner

The two men appear to scuffle then there is the sound of rapid gunfire. Collins died of a gun shot injury according to the Tuscarawas Office of the Coroner

Dalton can be heard shouting out in apparent pain. The two appear to scuffle.

There is then the sound of rapid gunfire.

Collins died of a gun shot injury according to the Tuscarawas Office of the Coroner.   

Dalton, who has been an officer since 2011, was transported to Akron General Hospital by helicopter and is expected to make a full recovery.   

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the shooting.

Collins reportedly had a criminal history.

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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