The shocking moment a man is shot by police, falls, and gets straight back up again has been caught on bodycam.
East Cleveland Police Department were called about 1.30 on Sunday afternoon to reports of a man beating up a woman in the street and who had also fired shots into the air.
As the patrol car arrived, the man threw a t-shirt towards the vehicle and began running towards officers when they stepped on to the street.
One officer shot at the man, sending him falling to the ground – but not for long.
A man was shot by police in the middle of the street after he charged at them when they arrived to reports he had attacked a woman in the street
The man fell from the force of the bullet before immediately getting back up and running at officers again
The man got up and immediately charged towards police again, where he was tackled and held down by the officers, who worked to get him in handcuffs.
Despite being covered in policemen, the man continued to fight, and in the process left one officer with an orbital eye fracture and another with a broken hand.
Both were treated at University Hospitals and have since been released.
East Cleveland resident Victor McCallum told Fox 8 the man tried to attack him while he was in his car just before he fought the woman.
‘This guy came out of nowhere and approached my car like he was going to attack me in my car so I backed up and went around him,’ McCallum said.
‘It’s not normal over here, it’s very quiet over here. I don’t know what he was angry about or why it came about.
‘He just started choking her out and she was fighting for her life.’
The woman is believed to still be in a critical condition following the attack.
The two officers fought him before they could get him on the ground and handcuff him
Despite finally overpowering him, the man left one officer with an orbital eye fracture and another with a broken hand