‘I Would Have Been Riddled With Bullets’: A Witness Describes Tonight’s Officer-Involved Shooting and Provides Video
As he drove up the road, he saw “cops flying by.” As he turned onto B Street, driving towards 5th Street he said he saw a co-worker spreadeagled on the ground. “I jumped out [of the car], he said. “What the hell are you doing,” he asked.
His co-worker told him to get down as officers were shooting at someone. Instead, Widmark hurried towards 5th Street. In front of the Copiers Plus shop multiple officers crouched. He began videoing the scene.
The suspect was crumpled on the ground three cars further down in the street in front of R & D computers. “I just saw the guy laying there dead in the street,” he said.
Widmark said he wanted the officers to check on the man lying on the street. He worried that the suspect would die.
“They just kept staying,” he said. “Then another guy got mad.”
Widmark says that man, who was not an officer, began moving towards where the suspect was sprawled on the ground. One officer tried to keep the guy from going up to the suspect.
Then the other officers started towards the suspect. Widmark said, “The cops started moving towards the downed man, real slow.”
Then the ambulance arrived. Widmark took some more video and then left the area. Here are his three clips.
Earlier Chapter:Shooting in Eureka; officer-involved