Ohio Cop Refused To Shoot Suspect Who Was Shouting ‘Shoot Me! Shoot Me!’

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April 18, 2015 4:54 p.m.

NEW RICHMOND, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, “shoot me.”

WLWT-TV in Cincinnati reports (http://bit.ly/1EXuKaK ) the tense moments were captured Thursday on a body camera worn by New Richmond officer Jesse Kidder.

The video shows Kidder with backpedaling and telling 27-year-old Michael Wilcox he doesn’t want to shoot him.

Wilcox is charged with killing his 25-year-old girlfriend and is a person of interest in a Kentucky killing. Kidder says dispatchers told him Wilcox could try to force a “suicide by cop” after a chaotic, violent chase.

Kidder says a relative gave him the body camera following the deadly officer-involved shooting in Ferguson, Missouri.

Wilcox was being held Saturday on $2 million bond. No attorney information was available.

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