Bodycam Video Shows Cop Shoot Disturbed Teen Armed With Knife

A 17-year-old girl with a knife was shot by an Oxnard police officer Friday morning after running directly at him with the weapon, authorities said.

“During the encounter, the female made a statement indicating that she wanted the officer to shoot her,” stated a news release from the Oxnard Police Department.

The incident started about 6:55 a.m. when police responded to a report of a female waving a knife in a parking lot behind businesses at 480 N. Rose Ave., police said.

The girl, an Oxnard resident, was shot at 6:58 a.m. and taken by ambulance to a local hospital, where she was in critical but stable condition, police said.

The officer who shot the teen was not injured and has been with the department since April 2015 and was assigned to the patrol division. The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave as the investigation continues a step that is standard protocol for officer-involved shootings, authorities said.

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Location: California