This country is going to hell in a hand basket a Las Vegas man randomly stabbed two black women in the West part of the valley on Friday.
According to Fox 5 Vegas:
Police released body camera video showing the chaotic moments before an officer shot the suspect.
In the video, Metro police shout at least a dozen times at the suspect, 38-year-old Caleb Hill. Police said Hill didn’t listen or respond. When they arrived, police saw Hill stabbing his second victim on the sidewalk. When Hill saw police, he let her go and walked away.
“If he’s already caused harm to two individuals, and is not complying with uniformed officers, he doesn’t want to be arrested,” LVMPD Assistant Sheriff Tim Kelly said. “You don’t necessarily get that close. If an individual swings around with that knife, it only takes one precise hit and then you’re down.”
Police said Hill randomly stabbed a woman on the bus. Then he got off and grabbed another woman, stabbing her on the sidewalk.
“We believe there are some illicit drugs,” Kelly said. “But we’re waiting on toxicology reports to come back.”
As Hill continued to jog away from police, a black SUV tried to block him. But Kelly said what the good Samaritan tried to do is not a good idea.
“The individual who pulled over his car, if his door was unlocked, now the suspect has access to a vehicle and potentially another hostage.”
Instead, Hill kept going. After a taser and bean bags didn’t work, an officer shot Hill as he approached another bus stop with innocent bystanders.
“They did everything that they could to try to prevent from using deadly force and it was ineffective,” Kelly said.
The department is now reviewing its non-lethal protocol. It’s main message to the public after releasing this video: don’t intervene.
“We’ve had a significant amount of individual here over the last month or so that have exhibited extreme aggressive and violent behavior,” Kelly said. “Our officers are trained to deal with that, not the public. Let us do our job.”
Police said Hill has an extensive criminal record, including battery, possession of firearms and drugs, and being a fugitive from another state.
Hill was still in critical condition at UMC on Monday and police have not been able to interview him. Hill has been charged with attempted murder and evading arrest in absentia.
Two officers have been placed on administrative leave. Both victims have been treated and released.