Moment an unarmed black man with special needs walking in traffic is shot by an ordinary dressed officer

Shocking moment is an unarmed black man being shot in between traffic by a simple officer through the closed window of an unmarked police car & # 39; because he feared he would be robbed & # 39;

  • Joel Johnson, 28, walked on Monday night at about 8.50 p.m. in various cars in Philadelphia
  • Video series Johnson walks to the detective's vehicle and in the next moment several shots are fired and the man falls to the ground
  • He was taken to a hospital and is said to be in a critical condition
  • The police explain that the officer believed that Johnson was a carjacker and also armed with a gun
  • No weapon was found on the scene
  • The man's niece said he was mentally retarded and begged for change, the last fact that the police commissioner confirmed

Shocking images show the moment that a man who said he was mentally handicapped was shot by a civilian in civilian in Philadelphia.

Joel Johnson, 28, walked through several cars on Monday night at about 8.50 p.m. when the shooting took place.

Video shows Johnson walks to the detective's vehicle and in the next moment several shots are fired and the man falls to the ground.

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Shocking video shows the moment when 28-year-old Joel Johnson was shot during a walk through the streets of Philadelphia on Monday night

Shocking video shows the moment when 28-year-old Joel Johnson was shot during a walk through the streets of Philadelphia on Monday night

Johnson was rushed to a hospital in critical condition as expected to survive.

His niece described the man as someone who had special needs and often begged to change something. But she also claimed that Johnson was holding a weapon, ABC 13 reports.

The police explain that the officer believed that Johnson was a carjacker and also armed with a gun. He decided to shoot the man out of his vehicle in response.

His version of the events is different from the Philadelphia Police Commissioner, who says there was no weapon on site.

Johnson was taken to a hospital and is said to be in a critical condition

Johnson was taken to a hospital and is said to be in a critical condition

Johnson was taken to a hospital and is said to be in a critical condition

Police explain that the officer believed Johnson was a carjacker and also armed with a gun and that the man was shot in response

Police explain that the officer believed Johnson was a carjacker and also armed with a gun and that the man was shot in response

Police explain that the officer believed Johnson was a carjacker and also armed with a gun and that the man was shot in response

& # 39; It is not automatically a matter of whether there is a weapon or not. I know some people think it's supposed to be that way – of course it's the first thing we're looking for, & he said.

& # 39; But I will always be very frank with you if I know there isn't one. So I'm not going to sit here and say we haven't found one yet, we don't expect to find one. & # 39;

He added that Johnson was known as a panhandler in the area.

& # 39; Why does he deserve this? He stays for himself. He begs for money and just goes home, & # 39; the man's niece asked.

The man's niece said he was mentally retarded and begged for change, the last fact that the police commissioner confirmed

The man's niece said he was mentally retarded and begged for change, the last fact that the police commissioner confirmed

The man's niece said he was mentally retarded and begged for change, the last fact that the police commissioner confirmed

The shooting officer – a seven-year veteran – was on his way to headquarters at the time of the shooting.

He had just processed the scene when he shot Johnson.

While the officer was standing in front of a red light, Johnson emerged from two cars and raised his arms.

Police say the man was screaming. It is then said that he had walked to the rolled-up window of the officer.

Philadelphia Police Captain Sekou Kinebrew added: “The detective believed that what he saw was a firearm in the hands of this man. The detective, assuming that he would be robbed or that something would happen to him, produced his firearm, discharged his firearm – we believe right now – three times. & # 39;

& # 39; Many people say he just made a hand gesture for change like he always does, & # 39; Johnson & # 39; s brother added. & # 39; The officer was sitting on his phone and when he looked up, he was startled, he got nervous and started shooting through the window. & # 39;

The officer is placed on the desk.

& # 39; It is not automatically a matter of whether there is a weapon or not. I know some people think it's supposed to be that way - of course it's the first thing we're looking for, & he said

& # 39; It is not automatically a matter of whether there is a weapon or not. I know some people think it's supposed to be that way - of course it's the first thing we're looking for, & he said

& # 39; It is not automatically a matter of whether there is a weapon or not. I know some people think it's supposed to be that way – of course it's the first thing we're looking for, & he said

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