The apocalypse may be delayed indefinitely on account of a California deputy's quick reflexes, now under investigation.
A man wielding a six-inch meat cleaver and claiming to be the Antichrist moved to attack a deputy from the Cabazon Sheriff's Station last month during a traffic stop.
The Riverside County Sheriff's Department released body camera and security camera footage Tuesday showing the deputy's lethal response.
What are the details?
According to the RCSD, on Nov. 12 around 3:30 p.m., a deputy from the Cabazon Sheriff's Station conducted a traffic enforcement stop of a bicycle-mounted suspect on Carmen Avenue west of Rafael Street in Cabazon.
The suspect, identified as 38-year-old Kenneth Scott Wallis, had been riding on the wrong side of the road and was known to the deputy to have an active felony arrest warrant for violating his parole.
The Desert Sun reported that he pleaded guilty to felony domestic assault in 2019 and was sentenced to seven years in prison. He was, however, released on parole in October.
Wallis dismounted his bicycle, noted that he was carrying weapons, and then declared that he was the "Antichrist."
The deputy repeatedly told Wallis to keep his hands out of his pockets, to which the suspect replied, "Shoot me then! Shoot me motherf*****!"
Wallis told the deputy, "Call your f****** office because I'm the Antichrist."
When the deputy attempted to detain him, Wallis began riding away on his bicycle. The deputy pushed him over, thwarting the evasion attempt.
The suspect resumed his footing. Patting his pockets and squaring off while the deputy extended his baton, Wallis said, "All right, motherf*****, what's up, G?"
Wallis can be seen in the bodycam footage reaching into his pocket and pulling out a meat cleaver.
Noticing Wallis pull something out of his pocket, the deputy asked, "What do you got?"
Spotting the weapon, the deputy fired three shots, dropping Wallis.
Although the deputy administered first aid until paramedics arrived, the suspect was pronounced dead on the scene.
The RCSD indicated that the Riverside County district attorney's office, the Riverside County Sheriff's Force Investigation detail, and the Sheriff's Central Homicide Unit are investigating the traffic stop, Wallis' actions, and the deputy-involved shooting.
The Riverside County Sheriff's Office posted a video of the incident to YouTube.
Warning: Graphic video that some may find disturbing.
Critical Incident Video 11-12-2022youtu.be