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Suspect shot two cops, officer ends the standoff with a headshot

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The heart-pounding body cam footage was released in August 2017 that showed two officers handling a standoff situation. As a shootout ensues, one officer is injured, and the suspect is left dead from a headshot. The body cam footage is just another reminder to civilians and law enforcement alike how quickly a situation can go from mundane to deadly.

The footage shows Salas arguing with the two officers for about two minutes. The officers asked Salas to get out of his vehicle multiple times, and at one point, Nelson tried to open the door of the 25-year-old’s vehicle, only to have the suspect slam the door shut again.

The footage released by Las Vegas police shows the drawn out building up of tension before the suspect pulled his gun and opened fire on the officers at close range.

As tension on both sides continues to rise, Salas can be seen moving around in his vehicle acting fidgety. Nelson calls for backup as he and his partner are concerned with Salas’ increasingly erratic behavior.

Salas then pulls out a .40 handgun that he was hiding inside his vehicle and begins to shoot at the two Las Vegas police officers. Nelson and his partner return fire, hitting Salas in the head and killing him instantly.

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Police officer hits rifle-wielding felon with patrol cruiser at high speed

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Multiple officers in Marana, Arizona responded to reports of a man stealing a rifle from Wal-Mart. Before the video begins, 36-year-old Mario Miranda Valencia threatened to shoot himself in the head after he was approached by the first officers on the scene. The suspect was later seen firing the weapon in the air before walking down the road toward a local business with the loaded rifle pressed below his chin. I have seen a lot of police interventions in a case when guns are involved, but this one is unique.

In an attempt to save Valencia’s life, Officer Michael Rapiejko drove over the sidewalk and knocked him off his feet.
The shocking footage was captured by the dash cam of multiple officers. Police Chief Terry Rozema told KOLD that his officer’s actions saved the man’s life. Valencia spent two days in the hospital before he was arrested and charged with shoplifting a firearm, discharging a firearm inside city limits, and aggravated assault on a police officer with a deadly weapon.

Some people criticized Officer Rapiejko’s course of action, but Sgt. Chris Warren defended his fellow officer saying “This was a dangerous felon who’d been on a crime spree throughout the morning. He’d just stolen a weapon, loaded it, was not obeying commands from officers and was walking toward occupied businesses. It’s a busy time of the morning, a lot of employees at work, a lot getting ready to come out for breaks, he’s walking toward those businesses. So we had to take immediate action and make sure he didn’t get inside those businesses.”

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Three tasers and a baton in shocking arrest in Florida

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SHOCKING footage has emerged of police in Florida using a taser, a baton and four sets of handcuffs to apprehend a man accused of “battering” a bartender and walking out of a bar without settling his $235 (£182) tab.

Video posted to social media shows the scene outside Surfer bar in Jacksonville Beach, where Christopher White was tasered three times and beaten with a baton before finally falling to the ground. He can be heard arguing with police officers and asking them to stop tasering him.

Witness Annsley Grantham told Action News Jax: “He seemed pretty inebriated, so I don’t think it was necessary to taser him at all.”But the policeman wrote in his report that he used his taser because White resisted being handcuffed.

Jacksonville Beach police spokesman Sgt. Thomas Crumley said the department is doing a “standard” review into use of force.

Speaking to Action News Jax, White claims he started arguing with a bartender after his credit card was blocked by his bank’s fraud protection. He also denied being violent in the bar, and claimed he was disorientated because someone hit him over the head with a bottle.

He said: ““I was just protecting myself. I didn’t want to get hurt.”

 

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