On March 29, 2016, Glendale Police Officer Joshua Hilling found himself in the unfortunate position of having to use his firearm on a deranged man. All of it was caught on his body camera and promptly went viral.
Hilling noticed a man walking down Interstate 75 in Ohio, a very busy roadway. The man was Javier Pablo Aleman, and when asked if he had an ID, he replied no – just a backpack with clothes in it.
As Hillman attempted to put Aleman against the car and pat him down, he pulled out a knife and went after Hilling shouting “I’m gonna kill you!” Hilling shot Aleman in the abdomen, disarming him, but he got back up.
Over the next several minutes Aleman yelled “Kill me!” over 40 times, all while cops demanded he drop to the ground. It turns out Aleman wasn’t just some drifter.
Hilling didn’t know it at the time, but Aleman, 46, was a fugitive wanted by police in Baltimore County for a homicide, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office.
On March 17, Victor Adolfo Serrano was found dead after suffering multiple stab wounds, Baltimore County police spokesman John Wachter told the AP. Police have charged Aleman with murder in the death of Serrano, his former landlord.
Thanks to the body cam footage, Aleman will be charged with attempted murder and the events that took place over the 13-minute altercation can be seen clearly in their entirety.
Check out the full video here: