July 1, 2019
What kind of person brings a Dollar Store screwdriver to a gun fight?
The answer to that question, my dear friends, is a gentleman of color.
Bodycam footage shows the moment a truck driver lunged at a police officer with a screwdriver after being handed a citation.
The incident happened on Wednesday at around 10am in Tuscarawas County, Ohio on Second Street NW near TMK Farm Service.
The truck driver, who has been identified as Elijah Collins III, 32, was from High Point, North Carolina.
Captain Brian Dalton, 37, from Sugarcreek Ohio Police Department, began firing after Collins, who was driving a semi tractor-trailer, stabbed him in the neck with a screwdriver, according to Police Chief Kevin Kaser.
The officer had cited Collins for damaging property after driving into an area where trucks were prohibited.
Elijah Collins III.
Collins died of a gun shot injury according to the Tuscarawas Office of the Coroner.
Dalton, who has been an officer since 2011, was transported to Akron General Hospital by helicopter and is expected to make a full recovery.
The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is investigating the shooting.
Collins reportedly had a criminal history.
Brian “One Man Klan” Dalton.