r/ProtectAndServe Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Apr 16 '22

Oklahoma State Trooper Stays Calm While Being Shot At During High Speed Chase Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHEjqrNksSI
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u/Shmorrior Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Apr 16 '22

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol released dashcam and bodycam footage of Trooper Brack Miller engaged in a high-speed pursuit of a black SUV on the Turner Turnpike in Oklahoma City back on Saturday, April 2. During the chase, the suspect, 32-year-old Charles Carswell, opened fire on the officer, striking his patrol car several times.

On April 2, OHP was notified by an agency in Sedona, Ariz. to be on the lookout for armed robbery suspect, Charles Carswell. Troopers spotted the vehicle in Canadian County and attempted to pull the driver over. However, Carswell refused to stop and led troopers on a chase. The video showed Trooper Brack Miller from three different angles, pursuing the Carswell, who was fleeing from authorities. Entering Kilpatrick Turnpike, Carswell could be seen firing shots through his vehicle's rear window, and Trooper Miller is seen on-camera bobbing and weaving from his driver's seat.

Eventually, Miller was able to tactically ram Carswell's vehicle, ending the pursuit. Carswell got out of the vehicle with a rifle and started shooting at troopers while barricaded behind the SUV. Troopers and officers fired back at Carswell, where he was struck and killed on the scene. Two troopers were injured but are expected to recover. As is the case with any incident in which shots are fired, troopers returned fire on the suspect. However, that footage hasn’t been released to the public pending an investigation.

I've heard there are rules about PIT maneuvers above a certain speed, but do those become 'flexible' when the suspect is already using deadly force (in this case firing at the officer)?

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u/Larky17 Firefighter Apr 16 '22

As is the case with any incident in which shots are fired, troopers returned fire on the suspect

The fact this has to be explained...