Body cam Video Shows Fresno Cop Taser Stabbing Suspect

Fresno police arrested 28-year old Arturo Acosta accused of stabbing two people on the street. A three-minute body-worn camera video released by police showed Acosta surrounded by police on Fresno Street near E Street waving a knife. Police issued several commands for Acosta to drop the knife.

Acosta appeared to stab himself in the stomach, as police used less lethal methods such as a bean bag gun and a BolaWrap to no avail. The suspect also appeared to hold the knife to his own neck. Officers are heard shouting “less lethal” or “Bola” as they deployed their weapons.

When Acosta approached officers, a Taser was deployed, causing Acosta to drop the knife. He was later restrained and arrested.

Police allege Acosta stabbed an elderly woman and a man described as a good Samaritan who attempted to intervene. Both of them were treated for non-life threatening injuries, according to police.

Fresno police say Acosta is a known member of the Pleasant Street Bulldogs gang, recently released on parole for a home-invasion robbery. He is listed as a transient.

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By: Juggernaut (20031.30)

Tags: wtf, police, bodycam, stabbing, tased

Location: Fresno California