Ohio Officer Praised for Restraint, Refused to Shoot Murder Suspect

© New Richmond Police Department New Richmond Police Officer Jesse Kidder talks to double homicide suspect Michael Wilcox in Kentucky.
© New Richmond Police Department New Richmond Police Officer Jesse Kidder talks to double homicide suspect Michael Wilcox in Kentucky.

An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, “shoot me.”

WLWT-TV in Cincinnati reports (http://bit.ly/1EXuKaK ) the tense moments were captured Thursday on a body camera worn by New Richmond officer Jesse Kidder.

The video shows Kidder with backpedaling and telling 27-year-old Michael Wilcox he doesn’t want to shoot him.

Wilcox is charged with killing his 25-year-old girlfriend and is a person of interest in a Kentucky killing. Kidder says dispatchers told him Wilcox could try to force a “suicide by cop” after a chaotic, violent chase.

Kidder says a relative gave him the body camera following the deadly officer-involved shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.

Wilcox was being held Saturday on $2 million bond. No attorney information was available.

Source: The AP

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