Terrifying moment crazed patient, 27, tries to wrestle a GUN off a deputy at Oregon hospital before the cop stabs him multiple times in chest and head
- A disturbing bodycam video shows the horrifying moment a crazy Oregon man attacked a cop and tried to wrestle his gun away
- Joshua Wesley, 27, was being involuntarily committed to the hospital when he decided to try to take the cop’s gun, shouting ‘let me shoot myself’
- The officer, Zane Hafeman, defends himself with a knife he kept on him and stabs Wesley multiple times in the head and chest
- With the help of hospital staff and a security guard, Wesley is subdued and immediately taken to a trauma center for treatment
- No charges have been filed against Wesley yet, and Officer Hafeman is on critical incident leave
This is the terrifying moment a crazed patient tries to wrestle a gun off a cop at an Oregon hospital before the officer stabs him multiple times in the chest and head.
Joshua Wesley, 27, was at Kaiser Permanente Westside Medical Center in Hillsboro on October 24 after police committed him to psychiatric care.
At the beginning of the bodycam video, deputy Zane Hafeman of Washington County Sheriff’s Office was seen filling out administrative paperwork shortly before 3am while Wesley was changing in an evaluation room.
Suddenly, Wesley emerges from the room and hurriedly jogs over to Hafeman before attempting to grab the officer’s firearm, shouting ‘let me shoot myself.’
Officer Zane Hafeman is calmly filling out administrative paperwork when Joshua Wesley, seen at the far right of the frame, intently jogs over and tries to grab Hafeman’s gun
According to Patrol Commander John Bennett, Hafeman then ‘utilized a knife he stored on his person to defend himself and stop the attack,’ stabbing Wesley multiple times.
During the video, Hafeman can be heard calling out ‘shots fired,’ a common phrase for police officers to use when a gun has been discharged.
But according to Bennett, no shots were fired during the encounter and Hafeman saying so is ‘likely a stress response to alert other law enforcement officers to the scene.’
Wesley sustained injuries to the head and chest as other hospital staff, including a security guard, helped to subdue him.
One nurse asks Hafeman ‘what’s in his chest?’ to which the officer responds ‘It’s a knife.’
In the ensuing struggle, Hafeman manages to get out a knife he keeps on him and stabs Wesley multiple times in the head and chest in self-defense
With the help of hospital staff and a security guard, Hafeman is able to get Wesley under control and the suspect is immediately taken to a trauma center for his wounds
While the stabbing isn’t clear in the video, blood can be seen smeared across the hospital floor.
After he was restrained, Wesley was transported to a local trauma center for treatment for his injuries.
He continues to recover from the injuries he sustained in the incident and remains hospitalized.
No charges have been filed against Wesley yet, and Officer Hafeman is on critical incident leave, which is commonplace for officers who are attacked.
The Washington County Major Crimes Team says the investigation is continuing, and the report will be made public once the findings are made.