Graphic Body Camera Footage of Fatal Atlantic City Police Shooting Released
Graphic police body cam videos have been released in connection to the police-involved shooting where an officer was stabbed in the torso and the suspect was killed.
We caution you that the videos contained in this article are extremely graphic.
The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office says on the evening of June 22nd, Atlantic City police officers responded to the 600 block of North Kentucky Avenue for a hit-and-run traffic crash with injuries. During the investigation, 32-year-old Timothy Deal of Atlantic City, who was not involved in the crash or the investigation, stabbed an Atlantic City police officer in the torso with a knife in an unprovoked attack.
A preliminary investigation reveals the injured officer discharged his weapon striking Deal, ending the threat. The injured officer and Deal were taken to the trauma center at to ARMC-City where Deal was pronounced dead. The injured officer was treated and released.
In a press release, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said,
The death of Timothy Deal, while tragic, was in response to his unprovoked attack on a police officer with a knife. The unfortunate circumstances, where unarmed individuals have been assaulted and in some instances killed, that have occurred throughout the United States should not be compared to this matter. Each incident has its own set of facts and must be investigated separately. We must not lose sight of the fact that a sworn police officer reported to the scene of an accident to protect the public, and was attacked for no apparent reason. The officer defended himself and protected the public from untold harm. This incident reminds us of how fragile life can be and we should all be thankful that no innocent bystanders were injured.
On Friday, authorities released police body cam footage of the incident. We caution you that the videos are extremely graphic and show Deal being shot multiple times.