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FWPD releases body cam footage of officer-involved shooting

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – Fort Wayne police have released the body cam footage from last weekend’s officer-involved shooting, which led to the death of 22-year-old Linzell Parhm.

View the footage here.

Fort Wayne police say an officer initiated a traffic stop because of a “traffic violation.”

In the video, Parhm is seen reaching multiple times for a Draco semi-automatic handgun while the officer, who has now been identified as Mason Wills, shouts for Parhm to keep his hands on the dash.

The officer shot Parhm twice.

Wills has been disciplined three times during his seven years on the force, including once in 2019 for failing to conduct a proper search of a subject that was in custody. He was suspended for that incident.


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Blame yourself.... June 25, 2024 at 11:15 pm

the key to not getting shot by police….DO WHAT YOU’RE TOLD!!!

but sure, blame it on the cop because then you can deflect blame…its always someone else’s fault.

…or maybe its your AK pistol’s fault you are stupid careless and cant listen….right?

Im sure our moron US Surgen General will even pin this shooting on the gun. “gun deaths”…such a BS lie

demonize everything-everyone else other than the criminal and or the mentally ill

D S June 26, 2024 at 8:05 am

You failed to mention in your article that Officer Wills also received an Award of Excellence and two letters of commendation in 2023. He also got a letter of commendation in 2022. Why are you trying to paint a negative picture of an office doing his dangerous job?


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