DASHCAM: Multiple Angles on Sacramento Shoot Out
The suspect fired 6 rounds at officers immediately upon exiting his vehicleBy Calibre Press | Oct 5, 2017
Sacramento Police have released a series of frightening videos showing different angles of a police shooting in which a suspect emerges from his car and opens fire on officers before he is fatally shot.
The shooting happened on September 7 in Sacramento when officers spotted a vehicle wanted in connection to a double homicide in the city six days prior.
It came on the same day as law enforcement officers statewide had gathered for a memorial service for Sacramento County Sheriff’s Deputy Robert French, killed in a shootout the previous week at a Sacramento hotel.
In video from one patrol car’s dashboard camera, officers are heard calling for backup after pulling over the suspect’s pickup truck. The officers then begin telling the suspect to turn off the engine, toss out his keys and show his hands.
The suspect does not comply and within seconds he jumps out of the pickup holding a handgun and opens fire, hitting two officers before he is immediately gunned down.
On the video, one of the officers is heard moaning and and telling fellow officers he’s been hit.
27-year veteran Timothy Martin and 12-year veteran Victor Wolfe were the two officers shot. Both were treated at a hospital and have since been released and are recovering from their injuries, police said.
The suspect was identified as 41-year-old Eric Arnold. He fired six rounds at officers before being hit 14 times by officers who shot 36 total rounds, police said. Arnold was pronounced dead at the scene.