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Dramatic body camera footage reveals the truth behind the police shooting of Michael Ristow [VIDEO]

Dramatic body camera footage reveals the truth behind the police shooting of Michael Ristow [VIDEO]

The Minneapolis Police Department released video footage Friday of the fatal shooting of 39-year-old Michael Warren Ristow in early June.

Several clips were released, featuring the three officers involved in the incident: Officer Chaz Wilson, Officer Enoch Langford and Officer Abdirizaq Mumin. In addition, edited versions of the body camera footage of Officer Langford and Officer Mumin were released.

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The standoff unfolded as police were responding to reports of an armed person in the area around the 3000 block of 29th Avenue South and the 3400 block of Hiawatha Avenue South.

MPD also released body camera footage of the May 30 mass shooting resulted in the death of Officer Jamal Mitchell. Minneapolis Police Chief Brian O'Hara said the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) will provide more details about the incidents in the future.

The footage began at approximately 9:29 p.m. on June 12 when police arrived at the scene. In footage from Wilson's body camera, he can be seen getting out of the driver's seat and beginning a foot chase, armed with his firearm while yelling “Police, put down… drop your gun “.

Approaching a parked van, Ristow tells responding officers to “get away from me.” Wilson tells Ristow to drop the gun, to which the latter responds with “Get away with it”, before shots are fired. Wilson ends up on the ground, and a teammate asks him about his well-being.

The second video, from Officer Langford's body camera, captures him getting out of the patrol car and chasing the suspect, yelling, “Stop, you're under arrest. Stop. Stop.”

As he approaches the suspect near a fence, Langford repeatedly instructs Ristow to drop the gun before firing several rounds.

Ristow is heard saying “Oh, that hurts” after the shots were fired.

The officers warn Ristow not to take the gun, and Langford retrieves it, repeatedly proclaiming, “I got it!” Officer Mumin proceeds to handcuff Ristow, according to his body camera footage.

An edited, slow-motion version of the body camera footage focuses on the suspect carrying what police identified as a handgun, which reportedly jammed.

“All three officers fired and struck Ristow,” as the BCA previously stated. Ristow succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, and none of the officers were injured.

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