Newly released dashcam video shows the moments a police officer in Arkansas stared down the barrel of a gun during an intense shootout with an illegal immigrant suspect over the weekend.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release the incident happened Sunday, after County Corporal Brett Thompson tried to initiate a traffic stop around 12:43 p.m. in Tontitown, located just outside Fayetteville.
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The driver, 29-year-old Luis Cobos-Cenobio, didn’t stop and the officer reportedly initiated a brief chase. After eventually pulling over, Cobos-Cenobio got out of his vehicle and began shooting at Thompson, officials said.
The video released Tuesday shows the moment the 29-year-old riddled Thompson’s vehicle with bullet holes. Thompson quickly returned fire, and Cobos-Cenobio fled the scene.
The 29-year-old was found by another officer about a half-hour later and once again shot at police, officials said.
He was then followed into Fayetteville, where Fayetteville Police and Arkansas State Police joined the pursuit until he was eventually stopped and taken into custody.
Authorities said the 29-year-old had a wound to the left arm and shoulder and was taken to a nearby hospital before being handed over to police.