A Superior Court Judge has granted a petition filed requesting the release of body-worn camera footage concerning an officer involved shooting case. CMPD officers are equipped with body-worn cameras to promote transparency in accordance with state law. The technology is intended to further accountability for officers and the community through objective evidence.
On Wednesday, March 08, 2017, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Metro division officers responded to the 1000 block of Justice Avenue concerning a suicide threat call for service. Upon arrival, officers encountered Iaroslav Mosiiuk armed with a rifle. Mr. Mosiiuk directly leveled the rifle toward officers when they knocked on his front door before he “exploded” in the direction of the officers. The officers retreated in an attempt to take cover for their safety. Mr. Mosiiuk ran in the direction of Officer Dezenzo and began tracking Officer Dezenzo’s movement with the rifle. Officer Walsh observed Mr. Mosiiuk, whose back was turned to Officer Walsh at the time, pointing the gun at Officer Dezenzo. Officer Brian Walsh fired his service weapon and struck Mr. Mosiiuk in an attempt to stop the imminent threat. Medic responded to the scene and transported Mr. Mosiiuk to Carolinas Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased.
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide Unit investigated the incident and presented the case to the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office. The DA’s Office reviewed the case
and determined that the Officer Walsh was justified in his use of force.
Below are links to both body worn camera footage of the incident.
Viewer discretion is recommended due to the graphic nature of the video footage.