DASHCAM: Graphic Police Shooting of Murder Suspect
"If he moves, you kill him," a Van Buren County, Mich., officer can be heard saying.By Calibre Press | Oct 17, 2017
Dash-cam footage shows a shootout along I-94 between police and a murder suspect from Alabama.
Landon Harbin, 24, was arrested Friday, Sept. 8 after he exchanged gunfire with a Michigan State Police trooper and a Van Buren County Sheriff’s deputy on the side of the highway.
The officers had conducted a traffic stop on a car that had been reported stolen in Alabama when Harbin got out and fired at them. They returned fire, but no one was hit.
The incident happened on eastbound I-94 near the 50-mile marker in Van Buren County’s Lawrence Township.
In video from a dash-mounted camera in a State Police car obtained by MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette through the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, Harbin can be seen surrendering after firing all of the rounds from his handgun. He remains on the ground as four officers approach him.
“If he moves, you kill him,” an officer can be heard saying.
After he was arrested, police learned Harbin was wanted for allegedly killing his mother in Alabama. The Madison County Sheriff’s Department said Jana Harbin, 54, was found dead Sept. 6 inside her Meridianville, Ala. home. She owned the car Landon Harbin was driving when he was arrested in Michigan, according to police.
In Van Buren County, Harbin pleaded guilty Oct. 6 to two counts assault with intent to murder and one count of felony firearm, according to court records. He is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 9.
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