Cop Mistakes Gun For Taser And Shoots An Unarmed Man

Police dashcam footage shows the moment a police officer accidentally shot and wounded a man when she mistook her gun for a taser during a routine stop in Kansas.



The video is from the patrol car of an officer who pulled over Akira Lewis after he was suspected of driving without a seat belt in the city of Lawrence.

Footage shows officer Ian McCann approaching Lewis to tell him the reason why he is being pulled over. However Lewis insists on seeing a supervisor and an argument ensues between the suspect and the police officer.




Lewis refuses to leave his vehicle and both officers try to force the suspect out of his car. Blood opens the passenger door, as McCann can be heard requesting backup. McCann pulls the suspect out of the car and the pair can be seen grappling and Lewis lands a punch on the police officer.

Blood then pulls her gun, believing it was her taser, and shoots the suspect in the back. Despite being shot, the police officers handcuff Lewis and he is then taken to hospital.




Blood resigned from the force after being placed on paid leave and was charged with aggravated battery.

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