Tennessee police released intense body-cam footage on Thursday of one of their officers fatally shooting a woman who ran at him brandishing a medieval-style ax.
According to Reuters, sheriff’s deputies and public housing officials were serving Loronda Sweatt, 40, an eviction notice.
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Sweatt became agitated and approached Gallatin police officer James Spray “as she continued advancing and making aggressive movement,” police said in a statement.
Spray shot Sweatt twice.
Spray, along with two other officers, responded to a call from a sheriff’s deputy who accompanied housing officials to Sweatt’s home. Sweatt attacked deputy Gary Pickard with the ax, injuring him. He returned to his car and called for backup.
Sweatt reportedly was bipolar.
According to Reuters, Spray has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the results of an internal investigation.
Watch the graphic body-cam video below: