Horrifying video shows woman shot dead after stabbing cop serving eviction notice

Harrowing bodycam footage shows the moment a San Diego woman was shot dead by cops serving an eviction notice — after she went ballistic and stabbed an officer.

The newly released video shows Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Bunch knocking on the door of 47-year-old Yan Li at the Acqua Vista Condominiums on March 3.

“Here’s a notice to evict,” Bunch tells the woman, who is seen holding a large knife at her side, the San Diego Union Tribune reported.

“Put the knife down right now or I’m gonna f—- shoot!” the deputy yells as he draws his service weapon. “Put the knife down. Put the f—- knife down!”

The resident yells back: “How could I know you are not intruder?”  

As he points his gun at the woman, Bunch continues to order her to put down her weapon.

“Put the gun down, ma’am, I’m gonna shoot you! Put the f—- gun down,” he yells as she accuses him of being a fake cop, asks where his badge is, throws the papers on the ground and slams the door.

According to police, the woman attacked the officers with a kitchen knife prompting all three officers to open fire.
According to police, the woman attacked the officers with a kitchen knife, prompting all three officers to open fire.
The woman was later identified as Yan Li, who was supposed to be evicted from the apartment before flying into a rage.
The woman was later identified as Yan Li, who was supposed to be evicted from the apartment before flying into a rage.
According to the video,  the officers asked the woman to drop the knife she was holding.
According to the video, the officers asked the woman to drop the knife she was holding.

The redacted video then shows a sergeant with the sheriff’s department shouting at the woman behind her closed door as she continues to yell from inside.

The footage resumes more than a half-hour later when San Diego police officers arrive with dogs.

Police found out that Li had also threatened her complex’s managers and a maintenance worker with a knife a day before, according to the news outlet.

Several cops are seen stumbling to the ground before shots are fired and Li falls ace down as one officer is heard shouting that he was stabbed.
Several cops are seen stumbling to the floor before shots are fired and Li falls face down as one officer is heard shouting that he was stabbed.
The four officers have been placed on desk duty pending an investigation into the deadly shooting.
The four officers have been placed on desk duty pending an investigation into the deadly shooting.
The video also shows the woman shouting at officers asking if they are intruders.
The video also shows the woman shouting at officers asking if they are intruders.

“Based on this reported crime, there was a threat to public safety,” the video reportedly says. “This is also probable cause to arrest Li for assault with a deadly weapon.”

The footage then shows police entering the unhinged woman’s apartment using a key. At one point, a deputy is heard shouting “bean bag” before firing the less-than-lethal weapon at Li, who is standing by the bedroom.

But the projectile fails to incapacitate the woman, who proceeds to charge at the deputies and officers, who are seen retreating to the hallway outside the apartment in the ensuing chaos.

Several people who watched the video online called into question the tactics the cops used and recommended that all police undergo additional training.
Several people who watched the video online called into question the tactics the cops used and recommended that all police undergo additional training.

In the pandemonium, several cops are seen stumbling to the floor before shots are fired and Li falls face down as one officer is heard shouting that he was stabbed.

The wounded cop was treated at UC San Diego Medical Center and released later in the day, the Tribune reported.

The four law enforcement personnel who opened fire have been identified as sheriff’s Sgt. Daniel Nickel, deputies Javier Medina and David Williams and police Officer Rogelio Medina, according to the paper.

The officer that was injured was moved to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition.
The officer who was injured was taken to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition.

Los Angeles civil rights attorney John Carpenter called the incident a “classic example of unnecessary escalation of a conflict resulting in a lawful shooting.”

He added: “The (deputy’s) job was done, he’s a process server … you serve the process and then leave.” 

Carpenter described Li as “a woman in crisis who is losing her home and who is being aggravated by the situation unnecessarily by law enforcement.”

The redacted video then shows a sergeant with the Sheriff’s Department shouting at the woman behind her closed door as she continues to yell from inside.
The redacted video shows a sergeant with the sheriff’s department shouting at the woman behind her closed door as she continues to yell from inside.

The four officers have been placed on desk duty pending an investigation into the deadly shooting, according to KPBS, which noted that such temporary reassignments after incidents of lethal police force are routine.

Neither sheriff’s officials nor the San Diego police lieutenant whose unit is investigating the shooting responded to questions from the Tribune.

Many people who viewed the disturbing video on YouTube channel PoliceActivity, which has 3.27 million subscribers, called into question the police tactics used in the incident and said all those involved should undergo additional training.

Per: NYP

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