Weapon Brandishing Results in Use of Less Lethal Force
APD Case Number: 13-18476
52 year old Rodney Casey Humphrey was arrested yesterday following threats to shoot dogs, cats, and babies.
On May 1, 2013, around 3:55 p.m., Mr. Humphrey called APD Dispatch advising that he was shooting dogs and cats, and wanted to shoot babies. Mr. Humphrey’s father called into APD Dispatch to further advise that Mr. Humphrey was intoxicated and outside with a BB gun.
Anchorage Police officers responded to Mr. Humphrey’s residence at the 2900 block of Will Rogers Place and observed Mr. Humphrey brandishing what appeared to be a rifle. Mr. Humphrey failed to comply with several verbal commands to drop his weapon. An officer then discharged three rounds of a 40 mm less lethal foam projectile, striking Mr. Humphrey three times before he finally dropped his weapon and began to walk away. Mr. Humphrey was told to stop but refused, resulting in an officer immobilizing Mr. Humphrey with a Taser. Mr. Humphrey was then taken into custody, cleared medically, and remanded to the Anchorage Jail on a probation violation and new charges of Resisting.
Mr. Humphrey is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon at 1pm.
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