A Michigan man ordered police officers to “bow before Allah” before he was shot lunging at them with a knife, according to Geller Report.
Rodger Abdul-Latif Ketchman was charged with more than a dozen offenses, including seven counts of assault, seven counts of resisting, obstructing, or assaulting a police officer, first-degree home invasion, carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent, and malicious destruction of a building.
A neighbor testified that Ketchman ranted “I’m going to kill you” as he banged on his neighbor’s door with a crowbar.
The neighbor who was assaulted testified that Ketchman ordered him to “get on the ground and bow before his god [Allah].”
After police tried to negotiate with Ketchman through the door, the man lunged out with a knife and sword over his head.
He was shot by a member of the SWAT team.
“After we pushed into the room and confronted Mr. Ketchman, he was standing in the doorway, he lunged at us he was with six feet at least, there was no cover between us and I did fire,” the officer testified.
More, via Mlive:
The two officers attempted to coax Ketchman out of his apartment, Porter said, but he kept yelling and said he wanted the officers to watch him wash his genitals.
He also told them they were trespassing, and said he would fight them and defend his property, Porter said…
“He’d open the door and then he’d close it and open the door – it was like he was playing with us,” Schembri said…
Then, with SWAT members in the hallway, Ketchman made a motion as if he was going to throw the knife at Stanford, forcing the negotiator to dive out of the room, Stanford said.
Shortly afterward, Ketchman gave a countdown and exited the room, and SWAT engaged, Stanford said.
When Ketchman opened the door with a knife and sword over his head, two SWAT members deployed their less-lethal weapons.
At the same time, a member of SWAT assigned to use lethal force that day, fired a shot with his Glock, members testified.
Eventually, Ketchman realized he’d been shot in the hip and agreed to come out to get medical attention, SWAT members said.