Skip to Content

Detroit police release body cam video of fatal shooting

KEYT

By COREY WILLIAMS
Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police have released body camera video of the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man who charged officers. The video was played Tuesday for reporters and showed officers pleading with Porter Burks to drop the knife. But Burks —  who had a history of struggling with mental illness — didn’t drop the knife and after pacing in the middle of the street suddenly sprinted toward officers, who fired 38 shots in three seconds. Burks was pronounced dead at a hospital. Police Chief James White said both the country and the city have a mental health crisis.

Article Topic Follows: ap-national-news
ap
KEYT
national
world
Author Profile Photo

The Associated Press

BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION

News Channel 3-12 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content