An Oklahoma pastor killed by police reportedly attacked the State troopers trying to rescue him and his brother from rising flood waters last week. Now, the shocking dashcam video has been released by police and the family is speechless.
The grieving wife of Nehemiah Fischer, 35 — an assistant pastor at Faith Bible Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma — couldn’t believe the police report. When the troopers arrived at the scene, they found two men attempting to pull a vehicle out of the water and asked them to come to higher ground for their safety.
The Oklahoma pastor who was killed by police came out charging at them, the dashcam video shows. His widow, Laura Fischer, refused to believe her loving husband would ever confront police in such a manner, but sadly, the police were correct in this case, as the dashcam video shows.
“Come on out,” one trooper repeatedly yells at the brothers at about 9:30 p.m., according to the New York Daily News.
The Fischer brothers, clearly angry, approach the cops as they struggle with calf-high water, while Trooper Mark Southall yells, “Boys, state troopers. Shut it down right now. You understand me? Settle down.” This is when the rescue turns deadly for Oklahoma State troopers Michael Taylor and Mark Southall, who got into a scuffle on the ground and both fired at Fischer.
“Nehemiah Fischer walked directly to Trooper Southall, grabbing and shoving him to the ground,” Oklahoma Highway Patrol Captain Paul Timmons said at a Friday press conference of the pastor killed, despite his wife’s disbelief.
According to the family, the incident took place at a rural intersection in Mounds, Oklahoma, about 20 miles south of Tulsa, after the pastor killed by police and his brother, Brandon, 41, were fishing on their dad’s, J.R. Fischer’s, property.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Laura Fischer disputed the police account that they shot and killed her husband in self-defense, saying the pastor was a peaceful man and was not in his character to confront police.
“He was the nicest person I’ve ever met. He was very giving. He made me want to be a better person. We loved each other. It was perfect. I was so thankful for my life.”
Watch the dascham video released by police in the case of the pastor killed last week, which shows Nehemiah Fischer charging at police. His brother was arrested on public intoxication and assault charges. He was released on $2,200 bond Monday.
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