Athens-Clarke County police released body camera footage Thursday of an officer shooting a domestic abuse suspect at a Baxter Street apartment complex on Oct. 6.
The graphic video shows the officer approach the suspect—later identified as Salvador Salazar, 28, of North Carolina—and tell him to take his hand out of his pocket. Salazar refuses and walks away. The officer follows him with his gun drawn. Suddenly, Salazar turns around and slashes at the officer with a machete. The officer fires three times.
As of last week, Salazar was in serious condition at a local hospital. He is charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer.