Fresno police release body cam footage of stabbing suspect who was shot by officers

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Fresno Police release body cam footage of stabbing suspect who was shot by officers
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Police have released body cam footage of an incident where officers shot a stabbing suspect in Northwest Fresno.

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Newly released body camera footage shows the tense moments leading up to officers shooting a stabbing suspect in Northwest Fresno.

Around midnight on October 5, officers were called out to a stabbing at the AM/PM store on the corner of Bullard Avenue and Figarden Drive.

Investigators say a 40-year-old store clerk was attacked by 45-year-old Samuel Davidson-Rollin.

"I am at the AM-PM on Figarden and Brawley. An employee just got stabbed by a homeless man. He was stabbed in the neck and the shoulder and the back," an officer can be heard saying in the footage.

The video shows Davidson-Rollin approaching the officers carrying a knife and pepper spray near the NorthPointe Church Bullard campus.

Police say he did not stop coming towards the officers and the two officers shot him.

Rollins was taken to Community Regional Medical Center, where he is expected to survive his injuries.

He faces charges of attempted murder and assault on a peace officer with a deadly weapon and pepper spray.

To watch the full incident video, click here. (Viewer discretion is advised.)

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