WOMAN KILLED BY POLICE FOR CHARGING A COP WITH AN AXE AFTER THEY GAVE HER AN EVICTION NOTICE
Gallatin, TN – Gallatin police have released body camera footage from an officer-involved fatal shooting.
The shooting happened Wednesday at an apartment where a woman was being evicted.
Police said the woman, LaRonda Sweatt, first attacked a Sumner County Sheriff’s deputy with an ax.
Officer James Spray’s body camera shows Sweatt advancing toward him and threatening him with the ax.
Spray was backed up against his police car before firing two shots at Sweatt.
Police said officers attended to Sweatt. She later died at Sumner Regional Medical Center.
Spray has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation.
Heart-stopping video shows the moment police officer fatally shot ax-wielding woman who snapped while being evicted from her home
- Video shows the moment Gallatin Police Officer James Spray shot dead 40-year-old Laronda Sweatt
- Police were called to Sweatt’s house when she attacked Sumner County Sheriff’s Deputy Gary Pickard
- Pickard had accompanied housing authorities to serve an eviction notice when Sweatt grabbed an ax and stabbed him
- Spray was the first officer called in for back-up and he shot Sweatt within seconds of arriving at the home
- Spray has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation
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