PIKESVILLE, Md. – Baltimore County police have released body camera footage of an officer shooting a man holding a knife in his hand.
The department released two short videos of Friday's shooting on Wednesday. It is the first time the department has released body camera footage.
The videos show the officers knocking on the door of a Pikesville apartment. Shortly after, the footage shows 48-year-old Bryant Palmer answer the door holding what appears to be a knife, and repeating, "time to die" as he steps toward the officers. Both officers turn away from Palmer before Officer Remmers pivots back and fires a single shot into Palmer's shoulder.
About five seconds elapse between the door knock and the shot fired.
The department does not release first names of officers in use of force incidents.