Officer Shoots Knife Wielding Suspect On Body Cam


Video released by police:

Coeur d'Alene Police Officer Spencer Mortensen ordered Eric Byron Johnston eight times to drop two knives before fatally shooting him in a small apartment near downtown last summer, the officer's body camera recording shows.

The prosecutor in Bonner County reviewed an Idaho Police investigation into the August 25th, 2013, shooting and decided that Johnston, a 35-year-old Dalton Gardens resident, appeared intent on "suicide by cop" and that no charges should be filed against the officer.

The situation started with the suspect fleeing the scene of a car accident.

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