Of­fi­cer jus­ti­fied in shoot­ing man wield­ing meat cleaver

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - NEWS -

CAM­DEN » In­ves­ti­ga­tors say a po­lice of­fi­cer in New Jer­sey was jus­ti­fied in shoot­ing and wound­ing a dis­abled man who was wield­ing a meat cleaver at a se­nior cit­i­zen home.

Po­lice in Au­gust re­sponded to the B’nai B’rith Ch­e­sil­hurst House for a re­port that 60-year-old res­i­dent Daniel McOsker was threat­en­ing two fe­male em­ploy­ees in the man­age­ment of­fice.

Cam­den County’s pros­e­cu­tor says of­fi­cers went to his apart­ment and re­peat­edly or­dered McOsker to drop the cleaver. The pros­e­cu­tor says he ig­nored the com­mands and raised his arm while crawl­ing toward the of­fi­cers. An of­fi­cer shot and wounded him in the thigh due to his prox­im­ity.

Of­fi­cers later learned McOsker was crawl­ing be­cause he is dis­abled.

McOsker faces sev­eral charges.

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