This is the moment a man accused of shooting two women is tackled to the ground by a Kentucky cop and begs the officer to “kill me please”.
The arrest took place on Manslick Road in the city of Louisville in Jefferson County in the US state of Kentucky on Thursday.
The Louisville Metro Police Department said the man is suspected of shooting two women in a car park on Monday afternoon. The police did not mention if the victims were killed or wounded, however, it is believed they survived as he is not facing murder charges.
The suspect, identified as Laron Weston, was spotted by the police on Thursday and a car chase ensued that resulted in Weston crashing a Hummer vehicle in the neighbourhood of Beechmont.
In the body-cam footage, Weston is seen standing still outside a house as two officers advance on him.
Holding his hands in the air but still in possession of his firearm, Weston is tackled to the ground by a cop, named as Officer Joseph Hardison, and disarmed.
While being detained on the ground, the suspect repeatedly asks the cop “kill me please”.
As Weston begs the officer to take his life, Officer Hardison removes the suspect’s gun from his grip. The police said it was the same firearm that was used to shoot the two women on Monday.
Officer Hardison is then joined by Officer Mike Faulkner who assists with the arrest.
Weston was taken to the patrol car in handcuffs and the police said no one was injured during the arrest.
Weston faces multiple charges, including fleeing or evading police, assault, wanton endangerment, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
The police said he also has a criminal record of previous felony arrests outside of Jefferson County.
He also has a criminal record that shows he has previous felony arrests out of Jefferson County, and he is currently being held in custody.