WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) - The Warren Police Department has released dashcam video depicting the moments immediately after a man was shot by a Warren police officer.
The video is from the dashboard camera of Sgt. Bryan Holmes, who responded as backup for an incident called in early Saturday morning by Officer Mike Krafcik.
Krafcik was responding to an accident and abandoned vehicle around 2 a.m. Saturday when another vehicle pulled up with an unidentified female and Taemarr Walker. Walker allegedly produced a weapon and was fatally shot by Krafcik.
The video shows Krafcik at the scene following the shooting. Another man in plain clothes is also visible in the video helping to lead a woman in handcuffs to a police cruiser.
The woman is heard screaming. "Please don’t kill me, oh my God. Please don’t hold me.”
An officer who took over the scene is heard talking to dispatch. Excerpts from his side of the conversation are transcribed below:
“Armed subject has a gun has been shot. We have to take care of the gun first before we can establish if he is breathing, it’s for your safety.”
“He’s wearing rubber gloves.”
“We need to establish his vital signs. I’m gonna have to recover the weapon out of here. Just pulled a Ruger out of the subject’s hand.”
“Cover him, this is still loaded. Leave the gun loaded like it is. See if you got a pulse.”
“Kim, can you start a crime scene log for me?”
“E.M.S. established no pulse.”
“For the record, we have an officer involved shooting tonight. Taemarr’s been killed. E.M.S. already established no pulse. We are out on Risher Road. Krafcik was the officer involved; he’s out here as well.”
“We’re setting up crime scene and trying to get some notification started so we can get these guys rolling to process the scene.”
“Mike was out here on Risher Road investigating an accident. I haven’t got too much detail from him. He comes across Taemarr; he comes across the radio “subject with a gun in the car. He ends up pulling a gun on Mike and Mike fired some shots. I went up and didn’t see any breathing.”
“For the record, E.M.S. on the scene, no pulse.”
“I took it (the gun) out of his hands and laid it on the seat.”
The following is Officer Mike Krafcik speaking:
“He was pulling the car out of the ditch. The road was blocked and he was coming. I didn’t think he was going to stop; I was going whoa, whoa, whoa. He put it in the ditch. He couldn’t get out the other side, the door was pinned. I saw a rifle. He was in the back seat. All this time he was in the back seat and then he dove over the front seat and started pulling a handgun from under the front seat. I told him if he touched that rifle I would shoot him."
Krafcik is on paid administrative leave pending the results of an investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation as well as an internal investigation by the Warren Police Department.
To view more images from the dash cam video, click on the slideshow above.
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