“We’re within that Dodge Ram truck and he is on prime of me with that screwdriver and he is attempting to stab me within the chest and my face with that screwdriver,” Stephen Burgett told KMOV.
Earlier this week, James Buchanan was indicted for second-degree homicide and armed felony motion for taking pictures and killing the suspected carjacker, William Burgess again in July 2020.
The 67-year-old sufferer, Burgett, and his grandson had been at a Mcdonald’s drive-thru in St. Louis when Burgess approached the automobile and tried to stab Burgett by way of the window with a screwdriver.
After getting behind the wheel of the pick-up truck, Burgess tried to run over the victims, who had been now on the sidewalk. Burgess hit the grandfather within the leg however missed his 10-year-old grandson earlier than crashing the pick-up truck.
Based on St. Louis County Media Relations Officer, Tracy Panus, St. Louis cops stopped to help the victims. In the identical occasion, the totally uniformed however off-duty Deputy Buchanan, chased down the suspect and shot him. William Burgess later died from bullet wounds. The Associated Press experiences that Buchanan’s lawyer stated his consumer shot the suspect in self-defense.
Burgett thanks Deputy Buchanan “a lot for saving my life and my grandson’s life.” Though Burgett needs the taking pictures didn’t occur, he believes Burgess “died for his sins.”
Buchanan, who has been with the Sheriff’s division for 20 years, faces 10-30 years to life behind bars if convicted of the homicide cost. He additionally confronted a minimal of three years if he’s convicted of the felony motion cost.