sir i don't want to shoot you, put your gun down!
I called 911 and said there was a man walking down
south riverton with a gun
1;07 AXON BODY VIDEO 1537 KILLIAN
he's asking us to shoot him, carrying his gun :3W12
i started walking and i had a bb gun that was in a
holster thing and it looked like a real gun :8W13
THAT AFTERNOON, WOULD BE HIS LAST.
02;04;18 BODY CAM FOOTAGE - PERSON WITH A WEAPON SUICIDE
BY COP JOHN YEN
Drop the gun! :2W14 22
i have schizophrenia and i'm bipolar and for a few
days going into this i was hearing voices saying a
lot of negativity :7W15 22
ON THAT DAY, IN FRONT OF AN AUDIENCE ON THEIR BALCONIES,
GORDON BEGGED THE OFFICERS TO TAKE HIS LIFE.
3;31 AXON BODY VIDEO 1537 KILLIAN
we don't want to shoot you man we really don't :2W16
THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME GORDON HAS DECIDED TO END
FAR FROM IT.
do you think maybe more than 5?
more than 100.
SINCE HIGH SCHOOL, GORDON'S DEPRESSION AND, RECENTLY,
NEGATIVE VOICES HAVE PLUNGED HIM OVER AND OVER INTO
The police have gotten me to Sacred Heart on 4 or
so occasions where i've overdosed.
i've had my stomach pumped when i was 16 from an overdose,
and i've been in a coma from it for 4 and a half days,
i've got talked off the railing of the monroe street
bridge 23W17 24
BUT THIS TIME.
HE WASN'T GOING TO DO IT.
HE WANTED POLICE TO DO IT FOR HIM.
1;22 AXON BODY VIDEO 1537 - OFFICER KILLIAN
KILLIAN: Sir, will you put the gun down please?
GORDON: if i put it down you won't shoot me! :6W18
05;28 BODY CAM FOOTAGE - PERSON WITH A WEAPON SUICIDE
BY COP JOHN YEN
Gordon, I need you to put that down.
Whatever is in your left hand.
DRESSED IN A SUIT, WITH A BIBLE AND PICTURES OF LOVED
ONES IN HIS POCKET, GORDON CHANGED HIS MIND.
i could hear kids playing, and i looked ahead of me,
and about 30 40 yards ahead of him, was a play area
of this apartment building, and i could hear kids
that were playing, 3 or 4 of them, and that's when
i put the bb gun pistol down :18W20 24
we need to detain you, okay.
we just have to make sure that you are safe, and that
we are safe
within two minutes of putting the pistol down, i was
so glad to be alive, i was just overjoyed :5W21 22