Modesto, California — The Modesto Police Department released footage of a July 4 shooting where an officer shot a man who charged an officer with a knife. The man was identified as 35-year-old Dylan Harvey. The Modesto Police Department says, around 10:20 p.m., officers responded to investigate a disturbance at a home along the 1100 block of Roselawn Drive. Officers talked with the Harvey’s father about what happened. They learn that Harvey had threatened his father and that he locked himself in his bedroom with knives.
Once inside the home, officers can be seen talking to Harvey through the door while loud fireworks can be heard outside. After convincing, Harvey to come out of the room and talk with officers in the dining room area and after a few back-and-forth conversations with people involved in the incident, things escalate when Harvey goes back to his room and that’s when he can be seen charging at officer Jacob Mertz with a knife. Officer Mertz shot Harvey twice after Harvey picked up a knife and made several stabbing motions at Mertz, cutting him once in the hand. Harvey remains hospitalized with gunshot wounds to his jaw and arm and has been charged with attempted murder of a police officer.