Police in Tulare, California were caught on video fatally shooting a man during a struggle after he tried to run from them, according to Tulare police Sgt. Jon Hamlin.
Police were called to the 600 block of North Cherry Street on a report that a bus driver was being assaulted by a man. Details of that incident were not shared, but the man was later identified as Jontell Reedom, 27, reported The Fresno Bee.
Reedom tried to get away from the officers, but ended up being needlessly killed at Cross Avenue and Cherry Street.
An officer deployed a taser on Reedom, but he ran away when it seemed to have little effect.
Hamlin said 2 officers confronted the man, but it is unclear how many times he was shot. In the video, around 10 shots can be heard.
Reedom was taken to a nearby hospital and declared dead. The officers were treated for minor injuries they received while attacking the man. The officers will be placed on administrative leave while the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department investigates the shooting.
In the video below, an officer can be seen confronting Reedom.
Reedom ran, and a second officer used a Taser, but it was ineffective.
An officer used a baton to assault the unarmed man while the other attempted to use pepper spray.
Reedom was able to take the baton away from one of his attackers, and that is when at least 1 officer opened fire and killed him.
One officer reportedly received a broken nose in the incident and another had cuts and bruises to his face.
Multiple sources told The Fresno Bee that Reedom had been diagnosed with schizophrenia in his teens.
Watch video of the killing below: