An Iowa television reporter and photojournalist captured footage of themselves being threatened by an unidentified woman while reporting on her son’s death at the hands of police.
KCCI-TV said that the reporter, Emmy Victor, and Zachary Hayes were accosted on Tuesday while covering the incident, which occurred on Monday night in Boone.
“Get the f*ck out of here, you stupid f*cking n*gger,” the woman tells Victor, who is black, before backing away.
“Don’t ever,” Victor responds, which causes the woman to walk back toward her and say, “I f*cking told you he was f*cking dead. So don’t stand there and tell me you don’t know.”
She then approaches Hayes and appears to tear off a piece of his equipment. Victor and Hayes can both be heard telling the woman they are calling police.
“They gonna shoot me, too?” she asks. “C’mon, right here. Tell them to come f*cking shoot me”
The woman’s son, who was identified on Thursday as 28-year-old Michael Disbrowe, was shot and killed by officers after they responded to a complaint that a man was “threatening people with a gun.” Disbrowe reportedly drew a gun from his waistband when confronted by officers, then refused to obey their orders to put the gun down.
The state Division of Criminal Investigation said that Disbrowe then raised the weapon toward the officers and moved toward them, prompting them to shoot. He later died at a local hospital.
Watch the encounter, as posted online, below.