LANCASTER, Pa. (CBS) — Officials in Lancaster have justified a police officer’s use of deadly force last month. An investigation began following the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Ricardo Munoz on Sept. 13.
Officers responded to a domestic disturbance on the 300 block of Laurel Street just after 4 p.m.READ MORE: Double Shooting Leaves Man, Woman Dead In Philadelphia's Fairhill Section, Police Say
Authorities say Munoz chased the officer with a knife when he turned and opened fire. The man died at the scene, authorities said.
The district attorney’s office say “there was no time or opportunity for de-escalation.”READ MORE: Police Identify Man Killed In North Philadelphia Hit-And-Run As 64-Year-Old Raymond Hodgins
The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office released bodycam footage of the incident last month.
“The footage shows that when the officer gets in front of a residence in the 300 block of Laurel Street, Munoz immediately emerges from inside and runs toward the officer, brandishing a knife above his head, in clear view, in a threatening manner. The officer then fired,” the DA’s office said.
Officials said no one else was struck by gunfire.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Police: Kensington Shooting Leaves Man Hospitalized
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Lancaster following Munoz’s death. As a result, eight people were arrested.