Officer disarmed, shot and wounded before assailant is brought down

BATTLE CREEK, MI - Dario Agudelo, 29, of San Antonio, Texas was shot and killed by Police officers in Battle Creek, MI after he resisted arrest, disarming a police officer and shooting her with her own sidearm. Agudelo was killed when a second officer returned fire.

As reported by Fox2 Detroit, on Thursday afternoon the deadly shootout erupted at a Battle Creek coffee shop leading to the shooting injury of a responding police officer and Agudelo's death. But the interaction that led to the eventual shootout happened hours earlier at the cafe.

At approximately 9:00 a.m., officers were called upon to respond to the Cafe Rica in Battle Creek according to Police Chief Shannon Bagley. Management had summoned the police after becoming concerned over a man's behavior and asking him to leave. The man, Dario Agudelo, at first refused the staff, but when officers arrived he left without incident.

However, six hours later, the Battle Creek Police received a second call regarding Agudelo that he had allegedly assaulted someone. As the officers responded to this second call, a third came through: Agudelo was back at the cafe.

Arriving officers, one female and one male, found Agudelo at a table Bagley said. Again, the man was initially complying with officers when they detained him.

But when the female officer attempted to handcuff him, Agudelo responded violently. Bagley explained that he began to walk toward the officer after rebuffing her attempt to handcuff him. She attempted to use her TASER unsuccessfully, and bodycam footage showed Agudelo rushing her and knocking her to the floor. 

As backup officers arrived, the cafe's customers had joined the fracas attempting to pry Aguelo off of the officer. Another officer attempted to TASER him again without success.

At this point, Agudelo successfully overpowered and disarmed the female officer and shot her in the leg with her own sidearm. Another responding officer returned fire within seconds striking Agudelo and killing him.

The wounded officer was brought to the hospital and treated and is in good condition. Bagley told reporters, "We're sorry that there was a loss of life, but also feel very blessed that the officer is going to be fine. It's a tough day."

Michigan State Police are investigating the use of force and both officers are on the standard administrative leave pending resolution of the probe.

Bagley gave a press conference in which he reviewed bodycam footage of the incident with the press.
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NY wants to increase the female quota from the current 10% to 30% by 2030. 30 by 30. If the male officer was hurt he would be able to file a lawsuit against his department for hiring a quota.

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