Man livestreamed his own death while horrified fiancee watched on Facebook

Man livestreamed his own death while horrified fiancee watched on Facebook
Rodney James Hess, 36, was shot at around 2.15pm on Thursday as his fiancee, Johnisha Provost, watched helplessly on Facebook. (Picture: Facebook)

A man livestreamed his own death while he was being shot at by police during a traffic stop.

Rodney James Hess, 36, was shot at around 2.15pm on Thursday as his fiancee, Johnisha Provost, watched helplessly on Facebook.

He died shortly after while being airlifted to hospital.

Man livestreamed his own death while horrified fiancee watched on Facebook

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Hess had been acting erratically and had attempted to hit cops with his car ‘at least twice’ before he was killed, NBC News reported.

Footage streamed on Facebook Live from a roadside in Alamo, Tennessee shows Hess saying he wants to speak to ‘the higher commands’ before leaving his car.

Man livestreamed his own death while horrified fiancee watched on Facebook
Footage streamed on Facebook Live from a roadside in Alamo, Tennessee shows Hess saying he wants to speak to ‘the higher commands’ before leaving his car.

He then appears to drive off and is shot several times through his window.

The 36-year-old, who is from New Orleans but had been visiting his mother in Memphis, can be heard screaming after being shot.

His phone then drops to the floor and begins to ring as he appears to crash his car.

Man livestreamed his own death while horrified fiancee watched on Facebook
The 36-year-old had been visiting his mother in Memphis (Picture: Facebook)

Hess’s fiancee claims his request to speak to ‘the higher command’ was a sign that he was asking for help and told the Commercial Appeal Friday that ‘he was not on a suicide mission.’

‘He was not trying to harm anybody. He was asking them for help and they shot him down.’

‘I always told him, “Babe, if you are ever in a situation where you need help, ask the person in charge for the higher command to help you,” and that’s what he kept saying.’

Man livestreamed his own death while horrified fiancee watched on Facebook
(Picture: Facebook)

Provost says she was at work when her aunt called her to tell her Rodney was in trouble. She logged onto Facebook and watched police fatally shoot her fiance.

Hess’ cousin, Donald Hess III, said Rodney suffered from mental illness but was ‘a father, son and hard worker.’

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Dee Leblanc
Dee Leblanc
Mar 19
thats why when cops are shot down i celebrate. to quote NWA f**k the police.
Dave Johnson
Dave Johnson
Mar 19
@Dee Leblanc
you people never cease to amaze me
Tom Tackett
Tom Tackett
Mar 19
@Dee Leblanc
And you're an a*****e. F**k NWA and f**k you too!!
James Kessler
James Kessler
Mar 19
@Dee Leblanc
that is a disgusting remark // @Dee Leblanc: thats why when cops are shot down i celebrate. to quote NWA f**k the police.
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Rich Hommie
Rich Hommie
Mar 19
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Billy Williams
Billy Williams
Mar 19
that y when u m**********r get kill i. do fill nothing like killing a fly on the wall u dirty mother f****r David Duke a*s MF die
Dave Johnson
Dave Johnson
Mar 19
@Billy Williams
something is broken in your head
arita hughes
arita hughes
Mar 19
@Dave Johnson
all the way broken // @Dave Johnson: something is broken in your head
David Hunter
David Hunter
Mar 19
f**k the police nothing but a bunch of f*****g cowards.white boy's who can't fight and are truly afraid of black men.them whores.
Jerry Altman
Jerry Altman
Mar 19
@David Hunter
the hell with you stupid f..k
Jerry Altman
Jerry Altman
Mar 19
@David Hunter
and by the thats one less.
david labby
david labby
Mar 19
@David Hunter
Hunter u stupid fascist f**k , white folks can fight but unlike u n ur bros only can fight 3,4,5, on one other person u bunch of p*****s
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Ann Woods
Ann Woods
Mar 19
Devils in police uninform,how do you shoot a man threw a window, unharmed, why because you know higher than likely you will get away with it? But you wont,that cold blooded murderer...this cold hearted animal will pay.
Matt Fischer
Matt Fischer
Mar 19
@Ann Woods
He was armed, with a car. A deadly weapon. None of us there to see what really happened, but just because he didn't have a gun doesn't mean he wasn't dangerous.
Terrance Boyd
Terrance Boyd
Mar 20
@Matt Fischer
so a person driving away from a officer is considered a threat????? alrighty then...... // @Matt Fischer: He was armed, with a car. A deadly weapon. None of us there to see what really happened, but just because he didn't have a gun doesn't mean he wasn't dangerous.
Valerie Pitel
Valerie Pitel
Mar 20
@Ann Woods
He was armed...with a two thousand pound guided missile!
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Tina Flynn
Tina Flynn
Mar 19
Dee LeBlanc you should not rejoice when anyone is killed. This is a very sad story. This will effect so many people's lives. I pray for all involved and for all family and friends.
Jerry Altman
Jerry Altman
Mar 19
@Tina Flynn
mot me ha ha ha.
killerwolf 0514
killerwolf 0514
Mar 19
@Tina Flynn
UM EXCUSE ME YOU MUST BE STUPID OR RETARDED THESE COPS SHOT THIS MAN BECAUSE THEY ETHER 1.JUST WANTED TO SHOOT SOMEONE OR 2.IT WAS BECAUSE HE WAS BLACK!
@ngelit@
@ngelit@
Mar 19
@Jerry Altman
"mot me ha ha ha" um ok // @Jerry Altman: mot me ha ha ha.
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Pecolia Williams
Pecolia Williams
Mar 19
so basically he was killed for calling out for help. stupid racist cops
Devin Casas
Devin Casas
Mar 19
@Pecolia Williams
agree
J Dawg
J Dawg
Mar 19
@Pecolia Williams
reads one article and makes an assumption. stupid stereotypical hypocrite.
Searing Ninja
Searing Ninja
Mar 19
@Pecolia Williams
Just like all the other people who "did nothing wrong" right?
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Deborah Kelley
Deborah Kelley
Mar 19
wtheck was that
Jay White
Jay White
Mar 19
He was dumb. When does America realize your not supposed to attack cops. As for racist I am sure more than 1 was there you ignorant savages.
Jay White
Jay White
Mar 19
@Jay White
meant black cops.
Tasha Taylor
Tasha Taylor
Mar 19
@Jay White
how did he attack the officer?? I'm lost... // @Jay White: meant black cops.
Andre Gillespie
Andre Gillespie
Mar 19
@Jay White
jay,stfu.p.o.s.
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Charles Lewis
Charles Lewis
Mar 19
why these people trying too cover up the story. most white people don't care about black people we need too wake up, this is the slavery days. you can hear him trying too get out the truck and they shot him and then he try too leave. I mean who wouldn't he is getting shot. what he suppose to do sit there. the world is coming too an end and the Lord is going too have the last say so in the end. because eye for eye will build hatred and make us blind that we can't see satin is destroying and brain washing us before the Lord come back and get his people and rebuke satin and whomever ride with him. I am not perfect, I am black and mad about this but nothing going to change in this white man world. Yes black people this is and always been the white man world. you all thought President Obama didn't have too answer to somebody white or do what he was told just became he is in office. the Lord is my president, yes He allow us too live and make our own choices but in the end I believe every I mean every knee will bow including satin. so I want too say may this man rest in peace and you are in a better place. and for all the evil people need too pray daily in turn from their wicked ways because think you are fine now but when you find yourself or love one in their sick bed about too take their last breath who do we call on, it's sure not satin. everybody called on the Lord but we got too humble ourselves. the Lord already won the war but we got to fight this spiritual war. We need you now Lord too end this hateful world and bring peace too this world. cast out the wicked and let your children be in peace upon the Heavenly gates amen
Tony Pasquale
Tony Pasquale
Mar 19
@Charles Lewis
Yea, just like slavery days
Ethel Roselee Jones Beck
Ethel Roselee Jones Beck
Mar 19
@Tony Pasquale
Oh please. slavery days? r u kidding me. quit living in the past that had nothing to do with u // @Tony Pasquale: Yea, just like slavery days
Lynda Linda Davis
Lynda Linda Davis
Mar 20
@Ethel Roselee Jones Beck
I disagree. The past has everything to do with our slaughtered ancestors. Africans were and is hated. Turning a blind eye is not going to change that. However, I must say, policemen are a lot more cautious now. They're getting paranoid. // @Ethel Roselee Jones Beck: Oh please. slavery days? r u kidding me. quit living in the past that had nothing to do with u // @Tony Pasquale: Yea, just like slavery days
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Scott Burwell
Scott Burwell
Mar 19
I would not like to have to meet her. ha ha ha
Wayne Carlson
Wayne Carlson
Mar 19
goofy a*****e
Andre Gillespie
Andre Gillespie
Mar 19
@Wayne Carlson
wanye,stfu
Glitter n Gold
Glitter n Gold
Mar 19
this is truly sad and for those who value life before you go to bed take a moment and say a prayer for him and pray for those who are suffering from mental illness .that's a world I will never understand is a world that keeps them isolated no matter how much you try to help them or be there for them they are truly in this thing alone.
Glitter n Gold
Glitter n Gold
Mar 19
@Glitter n Gold
everybody knows it was jealous white male cops they will shoot a black man in a second .I see so many white men get violent I mean very violent and they do not get shot down like this I truly have to say in America is infested with killer white apes called cops
Jerry Altman
Jerry Altman
Mar 19
@Glitter n Gold
i will say a prayer for the cops god bless them
arita hughes
arita hughes
Mar 19
@Jerry Altman
u can but that's not going to save them with god // @Jerry Altman: i will say a prayer for the cops god bless them
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peach lady
peach lady
Mar 19
life is all messed up no love no care it's just messed up
Lynda Linda Davis
Lynda Linda Davis
Mar 20
@peach lady
No, life isn't messed up. people are
Andrea Bradford
Andrea Bradford
Mar 19
damn again asking for higher power that means just that
Timothy Harris
Timothy Harris
Mar 19
@Andrea Bradford
F**k Trump and f**k The police!!!
Simon Palade
Simon Palade
Mar 19
you getting your car you're driving somewhere you get pulled over maybe you make a couple of mistakes and then you have to pay with your life WTF
Wayne Reed
Wayne Reed
Mar 20
@Simon Palade
happens every day in Compton fucc the police.
Andre Gillespie
Andre Gillespie
Mar 19
f**k the police..f*****g kkk p.o.s..
Jerry Altman
Jerry Altman
Mar 19
@Andre Gillespie
ant that a shame god bless them cops haha.
Chris Napire
Chris Napire
Mar 19
I agree with the whole "f**k the police belief", but ya'll seriously need to get of this race shit! White people get treated like shit too, all races do! By all races of cops, even same race violence and hate! Crooked as cops don't descriminate, they are crooked to everyone, no matter the race. Hell, the sex doesn't even matter to most!
Lee Mannone
Lee Mannone
Mar 19
@Chris Napire
This is true...but black ppl don't want to hear the truth...they want to play the victim.
Marques Tutt
Marques Tutt
Mar 19
@Chris Napire
Well said sir.
Larissa GodsAngel Hathaway
Larissa GodsAngel Hathaway
Mar 19
@Chris Napire
So show me some videos where White ppl get shot like dogs while driving by Officers
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Latonia Foster
Latonia Foster
Mar 19
Just wanted to say, I sorry about your situation, Truely . . I pray that they are punished, severely . . . @ beautiful picture
Hailey Murray
Hailey Murray
Mar 20
@Latonia Foster
I agree
Tabitha Armstrong
Tabitha Armstrong
Mar 19
it says he attempted to run over the cops twice!
Timothy Harris
Timothy Harris
Mar 19
@Tabitha Armstrong
F**k the police; they're killers in uniforms! When they pill you over please keep your hands in sight.
Rafael DeLeon Ventura
Rafael DeLeon Ventura
Mar 19
@Timothy Harris
did they have any prove of that... just words to cover up what happened ... remember he was on the fone sitting in his car ... the police approach from the side ... doesn't add up ... being afraid doesn't give you the right to kill ... // @Timothy Harris: F**k the police; they're killers in uniforms! When they pill you over please keep your hands in sight.
Alxzander Shipman
Alxzander Shipman
Mar 19
@Tabitha Armstrong
all those police cars have cameras but none said they have him trying to hit police on them
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