Bodycam Shows Flossmoor Police Officers Shooting Woman Charging Them With Knife

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Flossmoor, Illinois — On Sunday, July 10, 2022, Flossmoor Police responded to the 1400 block of Joyce Drive for a reported domestic disturbance, resulting in an officer-involved shooting. At approximately 12:15p.m., on Sunday, July 10, Flossmoor Police officers responded to a third-party call reporting a domestic disturbance at 1437 Joyce Drive with reports of an individual, later identified as Madeline Miller, believed to be armed and dangerous. The report alleged Miller was threatening and attacking a female family member with a knife. When Flossmoor Police arrived on scene, officers heard arguing and commotion inside the residence.

After announcing their presence, an elderly woman using a walker opened the door for the officers, at which point the female family member began yelling loudly, “she’s trying to kill me.” As the elderly woman and the female family member cleared the doorway into another room, Miller emerged from around a corner – armed with a large kitchen knife – and quickly ran at the officers with the knife pointed in their direction. The officers retreated back into the driveway, commanding Miller to drop the knife, but she ignored the directions and continued to advance toward the officers at a quick pace. Still armed with the knife, Miller moved closer to the officers, at which point the first officer fired his weapon a single time, striking Miller in the arm.

Nevertheless, Miller continued to advance toward the first officer, with the knife still in her hand and raised, when the second officer fired two more shots, striking her in the torso. A total of three shots were fired. The officers rendered emergency medical aid and radioed for paramedics. Flossmoor Police later learned the residence also has an interior security camera that recorded the earlier domestic disturbance. Miller was taken to Advocate South Suburban Hospital where she was later pronounced deceased. The female family member was also transported to an area hospital to be treated for injuries resulting from the domestic disturbance. The responding officers have been placed on administrative leave per departmental policy.

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Timestamps:
0:00 – Bodycam: Officer #1
1:18 – Bodycam: Officer #2

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37 thoughts on “Bodycam Shows Flossmoor Police Officers Shooting Woman Charging Them With Knife

  1. The body cameras are showing just how screwed a cop can be in a matter of seconds. That lady was out the door and almost on the officer when he shot and she just kept coming until they had to shoot again. And argument for an officer legally emptying a magazine on a suspect when verbal commands don't work or come too late. I can see why the second officer didn't immediately fire.

  2. Cocaine is a hell of a drug! Or whatever the hell else she was on? Domestic situations like this are very sad for all involved including the responding officer's.

  3. People have cameras on their doorbells to know exactly where to shoot someone. Officer was dead in the center. Luckily this women only had a knife. Just saying…

  4. bro i dont give a damn what the call is.. you have the 4th admen rights and that officer trying to open the door is in the wrong.. between that and the bashing of the door is excessive. if i had more info from this video. my opinion would change but from what im seeing here. i wouldnt know that was the cops id think someone tryn to break in.. her getting shot is on her though you dont chase cops with knifes. but cops SHOULD NOT BE TRYN TO OPEN YOUR DAMN DOORS….

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