Sheriff Slams NAACP Over 'Shoot First, Ask Questions Later' Comments
Shocking body camera footage released by police in Muskogee, Oklahoma, shows the moment an officer fatally shoots a suspect.
The video captures Officer Chansey McMillin - who was responding to a call about a man who was telling people his ex-girlfriend "had a bullet with her name on it" - patting down 21-year-old suspect Terence Walker.
Walker bolts away with McMillin in pursuit. After a few seconds, Walker drops an item and turns around to pick it up with the item pointing toward the officer.
McMillin pulls his pistol and fires six shots, hitting Walker three times. Walker died at the scene.
Police said a loaded pistol with the hammer cocked was found near Walker's body.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke appeared on "Fox and Friends" this morning to react to comments from the president of Tulsa's NAACP, who said that the incident is proof of a “shoot first and ask questions later” culture.
"This once proud organization that was a force for good has relegated itself into irrelevance," Clarke said. "I challenge anyone to name the last significant accomplishment that the NAACP has achieved in the United States for people of color."
Clarke said that since the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the NAACP has become a "political propaganda entity" for the left.
"Let's break this down in terms of what the NAACP should be focused on - and they can get this discussion started in the black community because we need to have it - and that's the behavior of our young black men," Clarke said.
He pointed out that Walker was armed illegally with a firearm and terrorizing his ex-girlfriend.
Clarke said the number one cause of this behavior is father-absent homes.
"So what are we going to do in terms of having more effective parenting, more role-modeling, more engaged fathers in the lives of these young black men?" Clarke asked. "The behavior is what we need to be talking about."
As for the NAACP's claims of a "shoot first and ask questions later" mentality, Clarke said that anytime a suspect introduces a gun, an officer's priority is to stop the threat.
"This is unfortunate [that] this had to happen, but let's focus on the behavior of our young black men and not the police."
Watch more above and see the body-cam footage of the shooting below.
(WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO)