Shocking moment truck driver, 32, lunges on Ohio cop with a screwdriver before he is shot and killed is revealed in officer bodycam video
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- Truck driver was shot after being rushed to a cop with a screwdriver
- The man who was shot by the police has been identified as Elia Collins III
- Collins was quoted by Captain Brian Dalton, 37, in Tuscarawas County, Ohio for property damage after driving in the area where trucks were not allowed
- Images from Bodycam show that Collins stumbled from North Carolina to Dalton and stabbed in the neck with a screwdriver
- Collins was shot by the police officer who has now been recovered
Bodycam recordings show the moment when a truck driver went to a police officer with a screwdriver after he handed over a quote.
The incident happened on Wednesday at about 10 a.m. in Tuscarawas County, Ohio on Second Street NW near TMK Farm Service.
The truck driver, identified as Elia Collins III, 32, was from High Point, North Carolina.
Captain Brian Dalton, 37, from the Sugarcreek Ohio police, started shooting after Collins, who was firing a semi-trailer, stabbed him in the neck with a screwdriver, police chief Kevin Kaser said.
The officer had quoted Collins (photo) for damaging property after driving in an area where trucks were prohibited
It seems that Collins also films the interaction with his phone
After Dalton tells Collins to appear in New Philadelphia Court on July 3, Collins puts down his phone and reaches into the side pocket of the cabin
Captain Brian Dalton, 37, (pictured above) started shooting after Elijah Collins III stabbed him in the neck with a screwdriver, according to police chief Kevin Kaser
The officer had quoted Collins for damaging property after driving into an area where trucks were prohibited.
Dalton was wearing a body-mounted camera when he approached Collins, who can be seen in the images that he is in the cab of his truck.
It seems that Collins also films the interaction with his phone.
Dalton asks Collins for the last four digits of his social security number and asks: & # 39; you don't know? & # 39;
He then asks Collins if he has a number where he can be reached. Collins shakes his head.
After Dalton tells Collins to appear in the New Court in New Philadelphia on July 3, Collins puts down his phone and reaches into the side pocket of the cabin.
He grabs the screwdriver and comes out of the truck.
The two men seem to bark in the images and there is a sound of rapid gunshots
Collins died of firearm damage according to the coroner's Tuscarawas office
Dalton can be heard screaming of apparent pain. The two seem to squirm.
There is then the sound of rapid gunshots.
Collins died of firearm damage according to the coroner's Tuscarawas office.
Dalton, who had been an officer since 2011, was transported by helicopter to Akron General Hospital and is expected to fully recover.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the shooting.
Collins would have had a criminal history.
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