In a matter of seconds, what started as a routine traffic stop turned into a shootout, resulting in one dead suspect and one wounded Idaho police officer. See the intense body camera footage showing the gunfight and its immediate aftermath above.
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Approaching The Suspect
The Spokesman-Review says Officers Kelly Mongon and Charles Hatley of the Coeur d’Alene Police Department approached a vehicle at around 7 p.m. on Feb. 27. KXLY reported that the vehicle was parked on the wrong side of the street. Inside the vehicle were the vehicle’s owner, 34-year-old Curtis Ware; Eli Darby; and Trenten Szafransky.
Police ran the plates on the car and discovered that the vehicle was flagged for a felony drug warrant.
Mongon and Hatley called for backup. Officer Taylor Beach arrived shortly thereafter. The body camera video shows the three officers keep their flashlights on the car while they wait for additional backup.
Around one minute and 11 seconds into the video—which combines Hatley and Beach’s body cameras—Mongon asks Ware to step out of the vehicle. While Ware gets out, Mongon can be …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life