A crazy video released by Glendale Police on Tuesday is more intense than anything you'll ever see on Cops.
In the video, captured on Officer Josh Hilling's body camera, Hilling approaches 46-year-old Javier Aleman, who was walking alone on the side of I-75. When Hilling asks Aleman to place his hands on his police cruiser for a pat down, Aleman takes out a large knife and that's when the chaos begins and shots are fired.
Aleman repeatedly tells Hilling to kill him and tells “kill me motherf**ker” multiple times.
Hilling, however, shows restraint and tells Aleman to drop the knife while calling for backup.
Eventually help arrives and Aleman is restrained after a long stand off. He is now recovering at a hospital.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said Hilling “deserves a medal” for how he handled the situation.
“He showed remarkable restraint in the confrontation of an individual who was clearly armed,” Deters added.
The 31-year-old officer, a four-year veteran, will not be facing charges.
Unbeknownst to Hilling, Aleman was actually a wanted fugitive. According to The Daily Caller, the Baltimore County (MD) were trying to track him down in connection to a homicide that occurred earlier in 2016 and “likely involved the same knife.”
With all the news about so-called 'trigger happy' cops in the media, this is one story that needs to be shared.