Bodycam Footage of deputies shooting Michael Joseph Culbertson dead who was armed with a handgun.
Michael Joseph Culbertson, 26, was wanted on traffic warrants, including resisting arrest, failure to stop for blue lights, interfering with police and reckless driving.
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. — (Scroll Down For Video) — The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office has released bodycam footage of deputies shooting a man dead who was armed with a handgun. Michael Joseph Culbertson, 26, was wanted on traffic warrants, includin…@Basic_Gestalt_
Police release bodycam of shooting that left man dead in Greenville County
GREENVILLE COUNTY, South Carolina — Bodycam video released Tuesday shows Greenville County deputies fatally shoot a man they say had a handgun.
Tim Brown, Captain of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, said deputies were doing surveillance on July 11 in an unmarked vehicle on Long Forest Drive while looking for Michael Joseph Culbertson.
Brown said Culbertson, 26, was wanted on several traffic warrants, including resisting arrest, failure to stop for a blue light, interfering with police and reckless driving for incidents that happened June 27 and July 10.
Video shows Culbertson walking on a road as uniformed deputies get out of an unmarked vehicle and give Culbertson commands to show his hands.
“Deputies observed Culbertson while holding a cellphone in his left hand, retrieve a firearm with his right hand. When he does so, deputies fire on the suspect striking him multiple times,” Brown says.
A 9mm handgun and magazine with multiple rounds were found on scene, officials said.
Culbertson was taken to a local hospital, where he died.
Culbert’s grandfather, Carey Reese called the shooting “excessive.”
“It had to be excessive force. Why do you hunt a boy down all day for a traffic violation?” Reese questioned. “There’s some other things that happened before that to make him come out the woods. Some of that stuff needs to come out.”
An internal review led by the Office of Professional Standards determined the shooting was justified.
I believe in police brutality and harassment cuz i grew up around it but this guy had a gun its like the guy in Kenosha reaching in his car like what do you expect
yungboii.ron Don’t see nun wrong here. He ran and didn’t stop when told. He coulda kept running and shot at them. Even fired a warning shot and still kept runnin.
dalvsulumor Wait.. what did I just watch?! This looks like a cartel assassination. I can’t believe it’s real . Wow!!
algav413 Lesson of the day: don’t pull a gun on 3 dudes with guns already trained on you.
froyflan Wait… aren’t they supposed to announce their presence first? I.e. ” police! Let me see your fuccin hands” if someone pulled up on me like that i mightve reached for my piece too??