Dramatic moment Chicago cop shoots dead man with an ax
This is when a man stopped next to a cop conducting a traffic stop in Chicago, pulled out a huge ax and attacked him before being shot to death.
The officer was at a traffic stop at 11 a.m. on June 3 when an unrelated gray car pulled up next to a black Honda the officer had stopped, according to the Naperville Police Department.
“Who are you, dude?” asks the police officer on the video as the suspect, who has since been identified as 28-year-old Edward Samaan, opens the front door of his car before closing it.
Seconds later, Samaan finally gets out of his vehicle to attack the officer with an ax in his hand, footage shows.
According to the police, the officer fired several times with his weapon and hit the suspect.
“I just got attacked, shots fired, shots fired!” shouts the officer into his radio. He then orders Samaan to stay on the ground and not move while pointing his gun at him.
A Naperville police officer was on a traffic stop after hitting a driver in a black Honda when Edward Samaan, 28, pulled up on his gray Ford Fusion on June 3.
“Who are you, dude?” The police officer could be heard on recorded police CCTV footage before Samaan storms out of his car and charges the 22-year-old police veteran with an ax
Samaan carried out the attack on the veteran police officer while the driver of the other vehicle remained in his car
The police officer shot Samaan before he could reach him. Samaan was rushed to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead
‘Oh my God! Holy ***!’ the officer continues in the recording of the attack, as he is in shock at what just happened.
‘Stay in your car, man! Do not move!’ the officer then yells at the driver who had initially stopped at the traffic stop. The person obeyed the officer’s orders and remained in his vehicle.
Samaan was then rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead after the officer called 911 emergency medical services.
The officer, a 22-year veteran of the Naperville Police Department, was not injured in the attack. He remains unidentified.
A motive for the attack is unclear on Sunday. Samaan’s brother, who spoke with ABC7 Chicagocould not explain the attack.
DailyMail.com has contacted the Naperville Police Department for comment.
Samaan is no stranger to the police due to his extensive criminal background. He was previously arrested on charges of aggravated assault and was recently released on bail. His criminal record shows that he had previously assaulted another police officer Mugshots zone†
The DuPage County Metropolitan Emergency Response and Investigative Team and the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office were notified of the June 3 incident and are conducting an independent investigation into the incident, police said. Fox 32†
Authorities are also investigating possible links between the driver who was initially detained for a traffic stop and the suspect.
No motive for Samaan’s attack has been revealed since the June 3 attack. Pictured: Samaan in an old mugshot photo
Crime rates across the board in Chicago are already above what they were at this time last year, although the level of murder and shooting incidents has actually dropped a little bit, data from Chicago Police Department data as of June 12 shows.
There have been 268 homicides in the Windy City so far this year, a seven percent drop from last year, when there were 289 homicides in the same period.
Sexual assault is also down two percent from last year, as 895 incidents were reported this year compared to 912 last year.
The biggest increase, however, was the number of thefts, up 66 percent from the same period last year, with 7,354 reports compared to 4,436 last year.
Motor vehicle thefts are also up 39 percent from the same time last year, with 5,586 reported in 2022 and 4,033 in the same period in 2021.
Shooting incidents, meanwhile, are down 17 percent from last year, but there have already been a string of fatal shootings, with seven people at an intersection in the south side of the city in March and three minors in January.
Total crime in Chicago has recently increased by 34 percent, although shooting and homicide rates are declining. On the other hand, robberies and thefts have increased dramatically since the beginning of the year