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Body and dashcam video shows what lead up to deadly police shooting in Springdale, deemed justified

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Washington County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Durrett determined a Springdale police officer was justified in using deadly physical force when he shot a man last month, according to a release from the Springdale Police Department.
SPD said Cpl. Danny Wright shot and killed Dimitri Calvert, 30, on March 12. Wright responded to an incident after police received calls about a man reportedly damaging vehicles and threatening people in a neighborhood.

Wright arrived on the scene and approached Calvert, who was standing in the roadway and holding a knife and a table leg, SPD said in a release.

Calvert took a bystander and held a knife to their throat during the encounter before Wright shot him. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later died.

Dashcam video shows Calvert holding a knife and grabbing a man as an officer tells him repeatedly to drop the knife.

Wright can be heard in his bodycam video saying, ā€œIā€™m going to shoot you,ā€ before shooting Calvert.

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Apr-28-2024
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