Police in Glendale, Ohio, have released footage of the moment a man armed with a knife lunged for an officer by the side of Interstate 75. The footage, recorded on a body camera worn by Glendale Police Officer Joshua Hilling, shows Javier Pablo Aleman being interviewed when he pulls a knife.
Officer Hilling shot Aleman in the abdomen and the video continues with Hilling asking Aleman to surrender while he shouts "kill me" until he collapses and support officers arrive at the scene. The Hamilton County Prosecuting Office announced on 5 April that Officer Hilling would not face charges over the 29 March shooting. Aleman, who remains in hospital, will face an attempted murder charge over the incident and is wanted by the Baltimore County Maryland Police Department on a 2016 homicide warrant.
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T Deters credited Officer Hilling with "incredible restraint" for only firing once on Aleman. "This situation could have ended very differently had Officer Hilling not responded with such restraint," said Deters in a statement. "Anyone who watches this video has to be incredibly impressed with how Officer Hilling handled the situation."