Police in Arizona initially said Dean Lawrence Knudsen approached them with a ɡᴜп while making threats making them fear for their lives which is why they had to ѕһᴏᴏт and ᴋɪʟʟ him.
The incident took place on March 27 after Knudsen called 911 threatening ѕᴜɪᴄɪԀᴇ which led to three Maricopa police officers responding to his address.
“Nobody is listening to me,” he told the dispatcher. “I’m about to ρᴜт a Ьᴜʟʟᴇт in my head.”
Knudsen then hung up and the dispatcher called him back.
“I’m not looking to hurt any cops, ok,” he says to the dispatcher.
But he was hoping they would take his life, judging by his actions and conversation with the dispatcher.Maricopa police officer Carmen Nylander fɪгᴇԀ the ѕһᴏтѕ that ᴋɪʟʟᴇԀ him while another officer, Timothy Nye, fɪгᴇԀ his taser.
Nye, in fact, went from holding his service ɡᴜп upon arriving on the scene to holding a taser after seeing Knudsen’s hands in the air.
But Nylander who was closer believed him to be wielding a ɡᴜп.
The Maricopa Police Department went along with the lie and told local media that Knudsen was ᴋɪʟʟᴇԀ as he approached them with a ɡᴜп making threats.
They went along with the lie for a month until releasing portions from the body camera footage on Tuesday along with audio from the 911 call.
But missing is the footage from Nylander’s camera which police say was not activated at the time.Watch the video below: