Police use new weapon to take down convict
Halifax police got a chance to use bean bag shotgun during an altercation
The shotgun fires a rounded kevlar sack resembling a sock that is shot at 300 feet per second.
Getting hit by one of these sacks has the same effect as being struck by a pitcher’s fast ball.
The police department recently purchased 12 of these shot guns.
After witnessing Timothy Lee Carnathan throw a brick through a store window he was subdued with this new weapon.
Carnathan lunged at police with a knife and instead of using lethal force, the officer used the bean bag shot gun, subdued him, and was able to disarm and arrest him.
“It worked well, I can see us using these again in the future.” said Const. Kwame Jones
Carnathan has been charged with two counts of first degree assault, two counts of felony assault, and one count each of resisting arrest, failure to obey a police officer, and destruction of property.