Riots and looting erupted in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, after a cop shot a man who charged at him with a knife.

The Lancaster Police released a statement:

The caller related that her brother was reportedly becoming aggressive with his mother and was attempting to break into her house. Several officers from the Lancaster City Bureau of Police responded to the call and the first officer arrived at 4:24 pm. The first officer on the scene walked to the front of the residence and made contact with a woman, who was identified as a family member. A male subject then exited the front door of the residence and began chasing the officer. Preliminary information and body worn camera footage indicates that the male subject had a knife in his right hand as he was chasing the officer. The officer fired several shots from his firearm, striking the subject.

The suspect did not survive. The cop was the only one at the scene, but he wore and activated his body camera.

Police identified him as 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz.

They arrested Munoz in 2019 after he stabbed four people and a standoff. I doubt the officer knew Munoz’s history. Despite that, the footage shows the cop’s life was in danger.

But that did not stop people from rioting and looting.

https://twitter.com/ElijahSchaffer/status/1305399075676844032?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

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Caleb Hull has an excellent point

 

 
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