(NBC) – A Cincinnati police officer fought off a murder suspect who was trying to steal his gun, and it was caught on video.
There were some tense moments in this police interview room. As the video shows, murder suspect Thomas Robinson tried reaching for the officer’s gun, but other officers rushed in to help the officer.
Robinson can be heard screaming “kill me – kill me.”
A police spokesman says the officers handled themselves well.
They won’t say if this was an attempted “suicide by cop.”
Sgt. Steve Saunders of the Cincinnati Police Dept. Said: “as a police officer this is one of the worst nightmares you can play out in your head – somebody struggling with you over your gun.”
Robinson was charged with the murder of a 17-year-old boy, attempting to take an officer’s gun, and assaulting an officer.
The officers involved are back on patrol.