Police in Los Angeles try to piece collectively what drove a frail aged man on a murderous stabbing rampage, earlier than begging police to kill him and taking his personal life.
Graphic police video reveals Loc Duong, 67, repeatedly tasered as he lurches with a knife in direction of officers down an house hall telling them ‘I would like you to kill me’.
His physique is illuminated by laser sights however, when no bullet is fired, he leans towards a wall and plunges the ten-inch blade repeatedly into his abdomen earlier than slumping to the ground.
‘Within the subsequent a number of months the LAPD will proceed to analyze and analyze this incident,’ stated Capt Kelly Muniz.
‘We’ll proceed interviewing any new witnesses which will come ahead and full forensic assessments.’
Loc Duong, 67, begged police to kill him after they cornered him outdoors his LA house
Loc Duong, 67, used a ten-inch kitchen knife to critically injure one passer-by and kill one other earlier than turning the weapon on himself when police refused his demand to shoot him lifeless
A safety digital camera caught the second Duong claimed his first sufferer outdoors a retailer on the nook of sixth and Spring streets at 3.45pm on October 26.
Duong, wearing a baseball cap and carrying a backpack, walks casually previous the person earlier than seemingly turning on impulse and swinging his massive kitchen knife repeatedly on the man’s head.
The drive of the blows sends Duong sprawling backwards into the highway earlier than he picks himself up, waves his knife threateningly at horrified onlookers earlier than striding off as they attempt to flag down a police patrol.
Officers who arrive had been informed the knifeman had gone to an house constructing within the 200 block of West sixth Road the place extra safety footage caught the second Duong casually stabbed one other passer-by within the hall earlier than heading for his fourth story dwelling.
Police stumble throughout the second sufferer dying on the ground as they head as much as his house door and one yells: ‘That is the LAPD; anybody in room 417 come out together with your palms up!’
Seconds later Duong peeps out, nonetheless carrying the now bloodied kitchen knife in his proper hand.
Safety cameras caught Duong swinging wildly at a passer-by on LA’s sixth Road earlier than casually killing one other in his close by house block
Officers who chased Duong into the house block on West sixth Road discovered one among his victims dying within the hall
A number of taser strikes and rubber bullets hit Duong as he begins advancing in direction of the officers, nonetheless carrying his blade
Officers plead with the person to drop his knife as he raises it in entrance of his stomach
The retort from a non-lethal spherical is heard as Duong tumbles again into his room, earlier than he emerges once more and one other shot rings out.
‘Hey put the knife down!’ an officer yells because the group edges backwards down the hall.
A number of extra rounds strike Duong as he begins advancing in direction of the officers, nonetheless carrying his blade.
Tasers are fired earlier than Duong shouts: ‘I would like you to kill me.’
‘No! Drop the knife!’ an officer yells again, ‘back-up, back-up!’ he tells his colleagues.
‘I would like you to kill me,’ Duong repeats
‘Drop the knife sir,’ comes the response.
‘Drop the knife or we’ll shoot you!’ one other provides.
Extra taser photographs are heard as Duong begins stabbing himself.
‘Drop the knife, do not do it sir!’ one officer says earlier than Duong slides to the ground.
One other taser is fired in a futile final try and strop Duong stabbing himself
The dying previous man slumps to the ground and officers transfer in to arrest him and seize his knife
‘Alright sir maintain on, suspect’s going to be down,’ one shouts earlier than the officers edge in direction of the now prostrate determine, kick the knife away from his outstretched hand and cuff his arms behind his again.
Duong and his second stabbing sufferer had been taken to hospital the place they had been declared lifeless.
His first sufferer stays in a essential situation.
The LAPD’s essential incident overview division is getting ready a report on the stabbings and the police response for the town’s chief of police.