Madison releases body cam of an officer involved shooting inside a motel room when serving warrants
The Madison County Sheriff’s Department released edited bodycam video showing an officer-involved shooting during an attempt to serve warrants on two people on Tuesday morning.
Madison County deputies said they went to the Motel 6 at 2205 E. 59th Street around 10:30 a.m. to serve the warrants for Brooke Badger and Jon Niccum.
Police said the door to an unspecified room number was opened by Badger after officers knocked and said "front desk."
In the bodycam video, you can see Badger leave the room and an officer then enter it. You can see two men, each on a bed, as the officer asks one of them to show him their hands. Niccum can be heard saying, "What's the problem?" The officer does not say he is law enforcement, but then asks the man again to show his hands as the officer shines his flashlight in Niccum's face.
Niccum can then be seen pulling a gun and firing a shot at the officer.
The officer shouts "shots fired" as he returns fire and retreats out of the room.
It is not believed that any of the shots fired struck the officer or suspect.
An Anderson Police Department SWAT team reportedly assisted and found Niccum in the bathroom. Police claim he was deceased "from what appears [sic] to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound." An autopsy will be preformed in the coming days.
NIccum was wanted on two felony warrants for violation of work release and escape.