Body camera video released by Athens-Clarke County police today shows an officer shooting a woman who started to charge at him while holding a knife.
On the morning of Oct. 14, Senior Officer Lamar Glenn responded to a call about a suspicious woman with a knife and a gun on Chalfont Drive, off Tallassee Road.
Glenn arrived and immediately told the woman—later identified as Bonny Thomas, 54—to put down the knife. Thomas repeatedly said no and walked toward Glenn with the knife raised and her other hand under her shirt, saying, "I have a gun and a knife." Glenn backed up and pulled his handgun, and as Thomas started to break into run, shot her once in the chest.
Glenn is on paid leave while the Georgia Bureau of Investigation investigates the shooting.
It was the second time this month and the fifth time this year an ACCPD officer has shot a suspect. Last week, police released video of an Oct. 6 shooting, when a man suspected of domestic violence slashed at an officer with a long knife.