Bodycam Video Shows Fight, Gunfire Between Alabama Police and Suspect

Jack Phillips
By Jack Phillips
September 2, 2018USshare

Two police officers in Anniston, Alabama, suffered injuries on Aug. 30 after fighting with a man they had tried to arrest, and the incident was captured on a body camera.

Rocket City Now reported that 40-year-old Kajuan Wilneal Reed was pulled over by the officers on suspicion of marijuana. “We smell marijuana coming out of your car. Were you smoking earlier? I can smell marijuana on you,” one officer said.

Then, Reed can be seen fighting with the officers.

Police said that at one point, Reed fired a handgun, but no one was hit. Both officers were injured in the fight. At one point, Reed allegedly bit one of the officers.

“I feel like we were blessed … that I’m not standing here telling you that one of my officers has been shot, or that I’m having to tell you that we just shot a black male,” Anniston Police Chief Shane Denham said. “These officers were in a deadly force situation. … They chose not to use deadly force. If they had used deadly force, I would be 100 percent behind them.”

Reed was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, criminal tampering, possession of marijuana, ex-felon in possession of a firearm, resisting arrest, and attempting to elude arrest.

Reed and the two officers were taken to a nearby hospital for their injuries.

ABC3340 reported that one of the police officers used a Taser on Reed but was able to escape during the fight.

Denham also said that Reed swallowed a bag that officers believed was crack cocaine. Police also found a large bag of marijuana in his car, according to the ABC affiliate report.

From The Epoch Times

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