Graphic video shows Police shoot and kill Andrew Kana, 36, in a restaurant in Oklahoma. The suspect was wanted on charges of domestic assault and battery by strangulation in Oklahoma. Police released body cam footage of the video that captured the shooting. Police claim that Kana had been pulling a gun out right before he was shot, reports Tulsa World.
On November 1, 2018, police received a call from Kano’s ex-wife saying that she had been strangled by Kana. She also told the police that he was a “fugitive” and that he was at the “I Don’t Care Bar And Grill,” in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
Muskogee police officers, Ron Yates, Taylor Mills, and Jared Jones arrived at the location and surrounded the bar. Yates told the two officers to cover the building while he went inside.
Yates confronted Andrew Kana and secured one of Kana’s hands in handcuffs. However, Yates had a problem securing the other. Yates ordered Kana to show his other hand while telling him, “relax, relax don’t do it. show me your hands.”
“He’s got a knife, he’s got a gun,” Yates yells to another officer before shooting Kana three times in the chest.
Kana’s limp body falls to the floor while Yates repeats, “He’s got a gun, he’s got a gun.
“Hold out your hands,” Yates says turning Kana’s body over. “Shots fired, Shots fired.”
Police then proceeds to put handcuffs on Kana who was pronounced dead at the scene.
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After the shooting Yates is captured crying, “I didn’t want to kill him.” Soon after he tells another officer what happened. “I kept telling him, I kept telling him man, let’s don’t have a problem here. Let’s don’t have a problem. And I said show me your hands. Show me your hands. And I went and pulled my gun and he come out like this. And when he come out like this he said, ‘I just rather you take me. I just rather you take me.’ And I said, and then he pulled his gun out like that and I shot him.”
A spokesperson for the Muskogee Police, Lincoln Anderson said that Yates and two other officers tried to arrest Kana but Kana pulled a gun resulting in his death. “Sgt. Yates tried to persuade Kana to come outside peacefully,” Anderson said. “Kana stated, ‘You’re going to have to take me out.'”
Police found a .380 caliber next to Kana’s body and a pistol magazine in his pocket.
Police stated that Andrew Kana had charges pending for domestic abuse and possession of a firearm. Additionally, they stated that he was convicted for child abuse and robbery with a dangerous weapon.
The three officers have been placed on administrative leave.