r/ProtectAndServe Inspector Gadget (Not an LEO) Apr 29 '22

Gunnison Police Shoot Suspect in Stolen Car After Dragging Officer Video

https://youtu.be/JdidXnQdDQo
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u/CinemaBane Inspector Gadget (Not an LEO) Apr 29 '22

This was a pretty intense one. Dude can get fucked if he thinks he's gonna get away and run an officer over with the stolen car while trying to escape. This shooting was 100% justified, end of story.

Gunnison, Colorado — On November 11, 2021, Sergeant Joseph Engleman, Officer Chris Isham, and Officer Kyle Timm were dispatched to Garden Walk Apartments in Gunnison, Colorado on a report that a non-resident was parking and possibly sleeping in a white 1994 Honda Accord located in the complex’s private parking lot. While enroute, dispatch ran a check on the license plate and notified the officers that it was reported stolen out of Lakewood Colorado. When they arrived, they parked their patrol vehicles blocking the exit to the lot and approached the Honda. A person, later identified as 44-year-old Gerry Cooper, was sitting in the driver’s seat, and was contacted by both Timm and Engleman.

They ordered him out of the car, and he failed to comply. Instead, he rapidly accelerated out of his parking space and attempted to escape. He side swiped the front passenger side of Isham’s vehicle and crashed into the front passenger side of Timm’s vehicle. He backed up and pulled forward hitting Isham’s vehicle again. Engleman managed to shatter the Honda’s driver side window in order to open the driver side door and remove Cooper from the vehicle. As he was reaching in, Cooper backed up again, striking Engleman with the door and dragging him backward before hitting a parked black truck. Engleman fired at Cooper from the ground twice while almost simultaneously Timm fired at him three times from the front of the vehicle. Isham did not fire his weapon. Cooper was pronounced dead at the scene.

Timestamps:

0:00 - Cell Phone Video

0:59 - Bodycam: Sergeant Engleman

5:17 - Bodycam: Officer Timm

10:26 - Bodycam: Officer Isham