Video: Tenn. police release suicide-by-cop dashcam
Guy Ronald McDowell pointed pellet gun at cops after standoff
By Lydia X. McCoy
Knoxville News Sentinel
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Knoxville police on Friday released video of what they say was a "suicide by cop" in which officers fired 40 rounds, striking the suspect with 13 of them.
The video from in-cruiser cameras shows that when a Knoxville police negotiator called 34-year-old Guy Ronald McDowell on his cellphone for a second time, McDowell abruptly stopped his car on Interstate 275, got out, pointed and racked what turned out to be a pellet gun at the officers.
Officers responded, shooting 40 times, and hitting McDowell a total of 13 times, said KPD Police Chief David Rausch.