33-year-old Adam McKnight has died in a fatal Winston-Salem officer shooting that occurred on Sunday, November 28, 2021. It happened when Adam disobeyed orders to drop the machete that he was holding and charged at officer Sgt. R.T. Phillips who was forced to shoot.
Adam repeatedly yelled ‘kill me’ at the officers during the confrontation. When Adama attacked, he was shot once in the torso. He lost consciousness and while officers were rendering life-saving measures, he woke up and became agitated.
Adam was then subdued and taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead later.
The shooting remains under investigation.