Bodycam video shows officers confronting machete-wielding man in Hollywood

Posted at 2:04 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 20:52:38-05

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KGTV) -- Los Angeles Police Thursday released body-camera videos that show what happened leading up to the moment police shot and killed a machete-wielding man, KABC reports.

The incident happened on November 26, 2019 on a street in Hollywood.

The event began to unfold when the suspect, Nathaniel Pinnock, reportedly robbed a store near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Highland Avenue. Pinnock allegedly used a knife in the robbery.

The body-cam video shows the 22-year-old stealing a vehicle at a fast-food restaurant before crashing it into several police cruisers.

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After officers chase the suspect, he is seen turning around and chasing officers, threatening them with the machete.

Several shots were fired by an officer before he begins to back away. After the officer falls to the ground, video shows the suspect continue to run toward the officer before another officer shoots the suspect.

Watch the video in the player below:

WARNING: The video contains graphic content.