State AG’s Office releases bodycam footage of fatal shooting by police in Englewood

According to prosecutors, Englewood police officers arrived at a home on West Englewood Avenue after a 911 call “involved a man with a knife who was reportedly stabbing and trying to kill individuals inside the residence.”

News 12 Staff

Oct 7, 2022, 4:20 PM

Updated 617 days ago

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The state Attorney General’s Office released footage Friday from a fatal shooting by police that happened in Englewood early last month.
The video shows officers responding to a domestic dispute just before 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 3.
According to prosecutors, Englewood police officers arrived at a home on West Englewood Avenue after a 911 call “involved a man with a knife who was reportedly stabbing and trying to kill individuals inside the residence.”
The man with the knife was later identified as Bernard Placide, 22, of Englewood.
From the attorney general’s office:
“Upon arrival, officers located one of the three stabbing victims in a bathroom. Officers subsequently located Mr. Placide in a bedroom armed with a knife. Officers issued multiple commands for him to drop the weapon. When Mr. Placide failed to comply, Officer Brian Havlicek deployed a taser. Officer Luana Sharpe discharged her firearm, fatally wounding Mr. Placide. Police and emergency medical personnel rendered first aid.  Officer Sharpe was also treated for an injury to her hand from the knife.”
Investigators say they recovered a knife near Placide, who was transported to Englewood Hospital and later pronounced dead. The three injured individuals were treated and released from a hospital.
Details surrounding a motive for the knife attack have not been released.


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