North Carolina police officer's body camera stops suspect's bullet from hitting her
January 25, 2023 at 21:17
A North Carolina police officer's body camera stopped a bullet that was shot by a woman in August while authorities were serving an involuntary commitment order.
Body camera video released by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department shows officers arriving to the home of Brenda Donahue to take her to a nearby hospital for evaluation, as an involuntary commitment order was issued, according to FOX 5.
The full video released by police shows a man answering the door and confirming that Donahue was at the residence.
When officers went upstairs to locate the woman, the video allegedly shows Donahue firing a shot at the officers, striking one officer where her body camera is located.
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Steven Winterhalder, lead firearms instructor for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said that the officers "showed a great amount of restraint by not just returning fire into the bedroom."
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CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APPThe woman was taken to a local hospital where she died.
The officer was not injured.