Video from the Noble, Oklahoma, police department shows an officer deflect a suspect’s gun, then shoot that suspect in self-defense.
The incident occurred December 18, 2018, but body cam footage has just been released.
In the video, Sgt. Joshua Lester can be seen walking behind a suspect, telling the suspect to keep his hands out of his pockets. The suspect responds by pulling a gun and spinning around toward the officer. The officer can be seen using his off-hand to deflect the suspect’s handgun, and then he shoots the suspect twice.
KFOR identified the officer the suspect shot as 37-year-old Layland Lewis Jr.
Lewis survived the three bullet wounds and was “charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.”
There was already a warrant against Lewis for armed robbery.
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