Baltimore: one witness who was lucky enough to have been kicked off the bus filmed this incident as it happened.
Shocking footage has captured the broad-daylight shootout between an armed robber and a squad of Baltimore County cops that ended with the criminal shot dead.
The recording shows the man – who has not yet been identified – unloading a pair of twin handguns on police, who return fire as civilians cower behind vehicles.
Witness Steve Outlaw, who uploaded the video to Facebook, said he had been on the bus before the robber got on board and police ordered everyone off – which was when violence erupted.
Watch the ABC news report:
The shooting also left one police officer in critical condition and a civilian, who had been on the street, injured.
Neither victim has yet been identified. The officer, a woman, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, while the civilian was taken to a local hospital.
The criminal died on the lawn of Dave Barrett, who was watching TV when the shots rang out.
‘I heard boom-boom-boom-boom-boom,’ he said. ‘You never want to hear that. By the time I came down, you could still see the smoke in the air from all the gunshots.’
Read more: Daily Mail
Watch the uncensored video of the incident: (LANGUAGE WARNING)
If stories like this keep happening in Baltimore, maybe they can acknowledge that the Police really aren’t their biggest problem.
In fact, they were the ones who got hurt protecting guys like our ‘citizen journalist’ here from becoming one of the casualties.
Let’s call the police what they really are… heroes.