Hero? Disturbing Video Shows Cop Execute Mentally Ill Woman Holding Scissors

November 10, 2019 in News, Video by RBN Staff

source: thefreethoughtproject.com
by Jack Burns

Bossier, LA — Security camera footage has just been released of an officer-involved shooting which took place on October 25th. It shows forty-five-year-old Shannon Rupert, of Shreveport having a mental breakdown, possibly a result of illicit drug use, being shot dead for wielding a pair of tiny scissors.

Rupert was reportedly struggling with drug addiction and may have been suffering a break from reality when officers were called to the La Quinta Inn on Friday night in October.

Bossier City Police Department released the following statement about the incident:

The officer gave multiple verbal commands to Rupert to put down the weapon. Rupert then aggressively approached the officer with scissors in hand. The officer fired two rounds from his department-issued handgun, striking Rupert in the upper torso.

In the video just released, Rupert can be seen talking erratically on the phone, as she’s standing behind the front desk, a place where she is not supposed to be. She tells the person on the other line people are saying she does not live at the hotel. She can also be heard repeatedly saying, “You’re going to have to shoot me…you’re going to have to f***ing shoot me,” to Bossier City Police officer Patrick Edmond  Jr.