A body camera was rolling when a murder suspect threatened an Ohio police officer.
Now, New Richmond Officer Jesse Kidder is being praised for how he handled the situation.
The video shows the suspect, identified as Michael Wilcox, approach the officer yelling “Shoot me.”
Kidder walks backward as Wilcox continues toward him.
He says he was watching Wilcox’s hand in his pocket, but did not believe the man would shoot.
At one point, Kidder fell to the ground. He was able to get back up as more officers arrived, and took Wilcox into custody.
CNN reports that Kidder’s family gave him the body camera. Now the New Richmond police chief is working to raise enough money to buy more.
Wilcox is being held in Brown County Jail on a $2 million bond.
Our news partners at WCPO in Cincinnati say Wilcox is the suspect in two fatal shootings.
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