Ever since President Obama began spouting his anti-cop, attacks on American police officers have increased tenfold. This week, brutal dashcam footage was released that shows just how dangerous life has become for American cops.
It all started when Officer Brad Gentry pulled over a vehicle for a routine traffic stop just after 3pm on Saturday in Battle Creek, Michigan. The exchange began normally enough.
“What’s up, man?” Gentry asked at the driver’s side window, according to The Blaze.
The driver responded by firing his gun at Gentry’s head. Thankfully, the bullet narrowly missed, but the officer was temporarily deafened. The video below shows him stumbling back to his cruiser as he returns fire at the fleeing car.
“Shots fired, shots fired!” he yelled into his cruiser radio.
Dashcam video captured the ensuing chase as Gentry followed the elusive vehicle through residential streets at 70 mph. The video ends with other officers joining the chase.
According to WOOD-TV, the suspect later ditched his vehicle and dropped his gun in a snowbank before hiding out at his mother’s home. The standoff ended there at 7pm when a police K-9 dog bit the suspect.
Battle Creek Police Maj. Jim Grafton told reporters that Gentry “did outstanding. I’m proud of him, I’m proud of our department — the way that we responded, the way that we handled it. … It was a safe resolution after a very deadly situation.”
Gentry, who has been with the police department for two years, is still recovering.
“He’s not back on the job. He will be soon,” Grafton told WOOD. “We’re just thankful that he’s able to return back to the job. After that incident, he returned home safely to his friends and family.”
“It’s a scary situation where you have, all of a sudden, in the blink of an eye, no time to react, that you have a shot being fired off right near your head.” Grafton added to the station. “If he would’ve been hit, I don’t even want to go down that road.”
The suspect has been identified as Darriyone Zamone Clark-Brown, 21, and he was arraigned on Monday on charges of assault with intent to murder, carrying a concealed weapon, felony firearm, fleeing and eluding, resisting, obstructing or assaulting an officer and driving without a license. Police say he was hospitalized for his dog bite.
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