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Man shot dead by police after he answers front door with a SHOTGUN in his hands

Bodycam footage of fatal police shooting in Mississippi shows man in underwear answering door to officers with a SHOTGUN – before he is killed by cops in a standoff

  • Two police officers responded to an alleged domestic violence incident at an apartment complex in Oxford on Thursday night
  • Bodycam footage shows the suspect answering the door with a shotgun in his hand, pointed directly at police 
  • He then barricaded himself inside the apartment, before cops tried to negotiate with him
  • Nearly three hours later, the man – named as Kenneth Dale Miller – walked out onto his apartment balcony and aimed the shotgun at officers
  • Cops subsequently shot and killed him  

Police body camera has captured the moment officers were greeted by a man with a shotgun as they responded to a domestic violence call in Mississippi

The man – identified as 47-year-old Kenneth Dale Miller – was later shot dead by cops after a dramatic standoff that lasted nearly three hours. 

The incident occurred in Oxford on Thursday evening after a neighbor called 911 claiming he may have witnessed a domestic violence incident at The Mark Apartments – a condominium complex in the city’s south. 

‘I just heard screaming, and what I saw was a guy pull a lady up the stairs and back into their apartments,’ the caller told a dispatcher in an audio recording which was released by the Oxford Police Department. 

Two officers arrived on the scene 10 minutes later, knocking on the door of the suspect’s apartment. 

Bodycam footage shows it was pitch black outside as they waited for the man to answer. 

Police body camera has captured the moment officers were greeted by a man with a shotgun as they responded to a domestic violence call in Mississippi. The man – identified as 47-year-old Kenneth Dale Miller – was later shot dead by cops after a dramatic standoff that lasted nearly three hours

Officers turned on torch lights as they heard the man approaching the door in the dark.  

Footage then shows Miller opening the door with a shotgun pointed directly at the cops. 

‘Oh s**t, put the gun down!’ one of the policemen orders as they then point their own weapon directly back at Miller. 

‘Put the gun down!’ both officers repeatedly yell before the body cam footage cuts out. 

According to local news network WREG, a ‘female victim ran out the door to safety and Miller shut the door and barricaded himself inside’. 

Officers spent more than two and half hours on the scene trying to negotiate with Miller, as others cops were called in for back up.  

'Oh s**t, put the gun down!' one of the policemen orders as they then point their own weapon directly back at Miller

‘Oh s**t, put the gun down!’ one of the policemen orders as they then point their own weapon directly back at Miller

The incident occurred in Oxford on Thursday evening after a neighbor called 911 claiming he may have witnessed a domestic violence incident at The Mark Apartments - a condominium complex in the city's south (pictured)

The incident occurred in Oxford on Thursday evening after a neighbor called 911 claiming he may have witnessed a domestic violence incident at The Mark Apartments – a condominium complex in the city’s south (pictured)

However, at 9.50 pm, Miller emerged from the apartment onto his balcony and was allegedly pointing his shotgun at officers. 

Cops promptly fired back, fatally striking him. He was pronounced dead on the scene. 

‘These events are difficult for everyone in the community. Our prayers go out to all families involved,’ Police Chief Jeff McCutchen said in a statement. 

He did not reveal how many officers were on the scene at the time of the shooting, nor did he release the name of the officer who fired the fatal bullet. 

A photo of Miller has also not been released to the public by Oxford Police.   

Back up officers were called in to negotiate with Miller. It's unclear how many officers were on the scene at the time of the shooting

Back up officers were called in to negotiate with Miller. It’s unclear how many officers were on the scene at the time of the shooting 

The name of the officer who fired the fatal shot has not been named

The name of the officer who fired the fatal shot has not been named

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