WATCH: Oregon State Police Blast Armed Suspect 16 Times in Wild Crossfire
Oregon State Police engaged in an intense, deadly shooting in March. A Marion County recently found all three troopers use of deadly force justified. The troopers shot 51-year-old William Patrick Floyd a total of 16 times, killing him.
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Oregon State Police Blast Armed Suspect
Officer dash cam footage captured the wild scene on March 26, one in which officers warned the suspect multiple times. The incident began after a 9-1-1 call reported a potential road-rage incident, reported statesmanjournal.com. Officers pulled over Floyd, with a trooper immediately observing a semi-automatic handgun on the center console.
“I see that you’ve got a gun right there,” Trooper Caleb Yoder says. “Don’t reach for it. And don’t touch it. Just go ahead and keep your hands on the steering wheel.”
But after repeated warnings, the suspect failed to completely follow officer commands. Officers reported the smell of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle. And while the suspect followed some commands, he kept inching towards the pistol, according to statesmanjournal.com.
“This repeated movement eventually caused Trooper Jacob to react by leaning in and grabbing …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life