Unbelievable moment an Arizona cop intentionally mounts a sidewalk in his cruiser and SMASHES into an armed suspect as colleagues defend his ‘life-saving’ actions.
Shocking police dashcam footage has emerged showing an Arizona cop speeding down a road, mounting a sidewalk and smashing into an alleged armed robber in a supposed bid to capture him.
In the two videos, Mario Valencia is captured walking along a street in Marana, northwest of Tucson, carrying what appears to be a rifle. He points the loaded weapon into the air and a shot rings out.
A police officer in one of the patrol cars says: ‘One round just went out. He’s definitely loaded.’ He then tells his colleague, Officer Michael Rapiejko, in the other vehicle: ‘Stand off, the gun is loaded.’
But apparently ignoring his advice, Rapiejko overtakes the officer’s car, before speeding straight toward Valencia. Seconds later, his vehicle mounts the curb and smashes into the suspect’s body.
Read more: Daily Mail