LAKEVILLE, MASS. (WHDH) - Lakeville police have released body camera video showing the confrontation that led to an officer-involved shooting last week.
Police said the incident started around 3:45 a.m. Friday near the intersection of Precinct and Pickens Street where a Lakeville police officer had been monitoring traffic.
Police in a statement this week said 45-year-old Timothy Hladik allegedly approached the officer and threatened him with what was later determined to be a replica gun.
Investigators have said the officer demanded Hladik put the gun down. Hladik instead refused, according to investigators, allegedly yelling “Kill or be killed.”
In body camera video released Tuesday, the Lakeville officer can be seen running behind another car as the suspect in this incident follows behind.
While the confrontation continued, police said an off-duty Massachusetts State Police trooper driving by stopped to help the officer.
When Hladik allegedly “took an aggressive stance and raised the weapon,” police said, the officer and the state trooper shot him several times.
Hladik was taken to a hospital and subsequently charged with several charges including two counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and two counts of threat to commit a crime, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office.
Hladik was arraigned virtually from his hospital bed on Monday. He is being held without bail pending the result of a dangerousness hearing next week.
In their statement, police said the body camera video of this incident came from the Lakeville officer. The off-duty trooper was not wearing a body camera, according to police.
Lakeville police said both the officer and the trooper were placed on paid administrative leave and their service weapons were taken while authorities investigate the shooting.
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