The Wood County Sheriff’s Department has released video of a Wisconsin Rapids police officer’s shooting of a 16-year-old boy who was carrying a knife.
At 2:59 a.m. Aug. 15, a Wisconsin Rapids officer responded to the report of three people attacking a vehicle and one person threatening a man with a knife.
Wisconsin Rapids Officer Rod Krakow, a 22-year veteran of the department, encounter More..ed a 16-year-old boy on Gaynor Avenue.
In the video taken from Krakow’s squad car, Krakow can be heard repeatedly telling the teenager to drop the knife and get to the ground. He tells another officer to “tase him” just before the teenager lunges with the knife at the officer.