Bodycam images show Washington state police and arrest a man who shot them from his tent with a crossbow after he had threatened people with a machete in a park
- Micah Godfrey, 46, was shot in December 2018 by Washington state officials
- He hid in Arroyo Park and reportedly threatened a man with a haircut
- When officers arrived, Godfrey fired at them with his crossbow
- Godfrey was shot in the hand and chest, authorities said at the time
- He was treated for non-life threatening injuries in the medical center of St Joseph
Washington State police released body cam recordings when officers shot a man who shot them with a crossbow after he threatened residents in a park with a haircut in December last year.
Bellingham police officers and Whatcom County sheriff's office were sent to Arroyo Park after receiving reports of a man threatening people with a large knife.
That suspect was later identified as Micah James Godfrey, 46, from California, who allegedly pursued a man while he was handling the machete.
AK-9 unit can be seen in the video that enters an area with a thick brush near a creek.
Washington State Police released bodycam footage of officers shooting Micah Godfrey (46) in December 2018
Two officers were heard and said they saw an object flying to their heads and saw it as an arrow (circled)
The police then go near the area where the suspect was hiding. Godfrey hid in a tent in the woods
After searching the park for more than 35 minutes, two officers saw an object flying past their heads and identified it as an arrow.
In the video the arrow is seen as clamped on a tree above the officers.
The police then go near the area where the suspect was hiding in a tent.
& # 39; Let me see your hands now! & # 39; an officer is heard yelling at Godfrey.
& # 39; Go back! Go back! & # 39; Godfrey is heard against the officers.
A single blow is fired.
& # 39; Raise your hands or you will be shot & # 39 ;, another officer calls.
Three more shots are fired and Godfrey is heard screaming in pain.
The wounded suspect is then seen as a surrender to the officers who fascinate him when they start using first aid.
According to officials, the man was shot in the hand and in the chest.
Four shots are fired and Godfrey is heard screaming in pain. An injured Godfried (pictured) is then seen by surrendering to the officers who turn him in shackles when they begin applying first aid
According to the officers, the man was shot in the hand and in the chest
Officers carried him out of the woods to meet the Bellingham Fire Department ambulance. He was taken to St. Joseph's medical center with non-life threatening injuries
Agents then carried him out of the woods to meet an ambulance from Bellingham Fire Department.
While the man is placed on a stretcher, he calls out: & # 39; F ** king terrorists! You tried to kill me! & # 39;
He was taken to St. Joseph's medical center with non-life threatening injuries.
On Monday, the public prosecutor of the county Whatcom found that the officers involved in the shooting remained loyal to and acted within the policy of the borderliner & # 39 ;.
The investigation by the public prosecutor into the shooting also determined that the officers acted in both objective and subjective good faith in their lawful use of lethal power.
& # 39; I thank the Ferndale Police Department, & # 39; said Chief David Doll, & # 39; for their in-depth investigation, the Washington State Patrol Forensics Unit that has assisted in processing the scene, the community for their continued support and ultimately our law enforcement personnel who risk their lives daily experienced in this event – to keep our community safe & # 39 ;.