'Stop that vehicle': Police helicopter video shows moments before and after Sharif U-Haul takedown
Published Wednesday, October 9, 2019 1:32PM MDT
Last Updated Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:39PM MDT
EDMONTON -- In Day 6 of the Abdulahi Sharif trial, the crown showed Edmonton police helicopter video with the moments leading up to the U-Haul takedown downtown.
Sharif is accused of hitting Const. Mike Chernyk with a car and stabbing him multiple times before driving a U-Haul truck through downtown Edmonton and striking and injuring four people on Sept. 30, 2017.
No one died, and Sharif is facing 11 charges, including five counts of attempted murder.
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On Wednesday, video from the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) Air 2 showed the moments before and after the U-Haul takedown.
The video starts just before 11:37 p.m.
"Civilians are hit, 107th and Jasper," police said at 11:37:47 p.m.
"Use all means necessary to stop that vehicle and end this complaint."
Seconds later, the U-Haul is seen on its side in the area of 107 Street and Jasper Avenue.
At 11:42:15 p.m., police said: "Service complaint handled downtown. Termination point is 100th Ave., 107 St. One in custody."
On Monday, a police officer placed in a cell with Sharif that night testified Sharif told him "he hit three to five people with the U-Haul truck when he was trying to get away."
Abdulahi plead not guilty to all charges.
The first two pedestrians were outside The Pint on 109 Street.
In court, the first person struck said, "I was kind of launched towards The Pint." After he landed, he said, "That's when I saw him strike the other fellow."
The second victim told court he couldn't remember being hit, and was "in quite a bit of pain" when he woke up in hospital.
With files from CTV News Edmonton's Bill Fortier