Video: Missouri Man Fires AK at Officers In Car Chase
May 17, 2011
St. Robert (Mo.) Police released 20 minutes of intense cruiser-cam footage from the 23-mile pursuit of a man who attempted to force his way onto the Fort Leonard Wood Army base.
The footage from the patrol car of Officer Trenton Herr shows the erratic, high-speed driving of Cody Willcoxson, 31, who led several agencies on the pursuit.
At 2:45 of the clip, Willcoxson begins firing an AK-47 at the officer while being pursued on Interstate 44. At 14:25, Willcoxson exits off I-44 into the city of Rolla.
At 18:47, Willcoxson arrives on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus, exits the car and enters McNutt Hall. He was captured later that afternoon south of Rolla.
Authorities believe Willcoxson may have been drawn to the base because his younger brother is an Army Airborne Ranger, reports The Oklahoman.
Watch 20 minutes of raw cruiser-cam footage (via KY3.com):
VIDEO: Missouri Man Fires AK-47 at Pursuing Officers
Related: Missouri Man Arrested at Army Base After 40-Mile Manhunt
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Morning Eagle @ 5/17/2011 7:18 PM
Excellent pursuit driving by Officer Herr and equally as important, he kept his cool on the radio while giving locations and status. Too often pursuing officers yield unconsciously to the adrenaline and begin shouting into the radio, which makes it very difficult or even impossible to understand what they are trying to convey. Also impressive was the way most other drivers were getting out of the way which is very helpful. This is worth the time to watch and think about what is happening and why the officer maneuvers as he does, especially after the subject fired at him. And yes, I have been there, too many times. Good job!
scpdblue @ 5/18/2011 11:34 AM
Good job on the pursuit,Good call out on location and speed. Great job on vehicle positioning to avoid rifle fire. 5 Stars.
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