A police officer kicks down a door, enters and is immediately shot twice. His body cam falls to the ground and he is trapped inside, moving to the garage where he is later freed by his colleagues.
- Forced entry without gun drawn
- Immediate entry failed, preferably the room could be partially cleared by carefully pie-ing the door from outside
- A single officer entered even though multiple officers were available
Moments after the first police officer was shot, a second officer standing outside behind a tree is hit in the hand.
- Police standing in daylight outside are at a disadvantage to the suspect who shoots from the dark inside the house
HENRY COUNTY, Ga. – Henry County police have released chilling body camera footage of the moments officers entered a home on a “trouble unknown” call Thursday and the suspect began to fire at them. Officers Keegan Merritt and Taylor Webb were both shot and are now recovering at Grady Memorial Hospital. Police said Merritt and Webb went to the home after family members reported seeing a woman unresponsive in the garage. The shootings kicked-off a 17-hour-long standoff with the suspect. Police later found the gunman, a pregnant woman and her teenage son dead inside the home. Sandra White, 39, and her son Arkeyvion, 16, were identified as the victims. Police said the gunman, Anthony Bailey, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Merritt was shot in the hand and Webb was shot in the torso and hip, police said.
This fighter simply holds his AK at about chest height and marches, firing, through a door with enemy inside. Perhaps inspired by movies or video games, who knows.
Police in this video clear a house room by room with a mix of best practice and sloppier methods (in particular brazenly opening doors and sticking their head or guns in) before they are confronted with a man who attacks with a knife. Luckily, in the last room they did not approach the closet door immediately and open it, allowing enough of a reactionary gap to avoid being stabbed.
A man with two knives attempts to stab a police officer. Due to sheer luck, he did not attempt to stab the officer anywhere except the stab-proof vest he was wearing.
A taser was deployed very little practical effect.
Combined videos above and police dashcam:
The gunman fired 9 rounds from his 40 calibre firearm. Two officers fired approximately 26 rounds from their firearms, and the suspect was struck 18 times.
The aftermath of the gunfight is captured by a motorist driving past. The incredible footage shows police taking cover, assisting victims, and one cop helping another who had been shot. 4 civilians, the gunman and 1 officer were injured in the shootout. The gunman did not survive.