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Video: Officers Kill Idaho Fugitive

August 07, 2012  | 

VIDEO: Idaho Cop Struck, Fires at Windshield

Newly released dash-cam video has helped exonerate two Post Falls (Idaho) Police officers in the fatal shooting of a career criminal in March.

The footage, which was released Friday, shows the violent end of the officers' pursuit of Justin Earl Nicholas Todd, 33. The felon with a history of eluding police had been named the North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force's "fugitive of the week."

The officer-involved shooting of Todd came at the end of a 20-minute chase in Hayden by Idaho State Police Cpl. Michael Thomas Keys and Post Falls police Officers Aaron Ogle and Bradley Johnson.

Todd twice recovered from the officers' attempts to use a PIT maneuver to stop the felon. The video shows officers exit their vehicles. Keys then accelerated, striking Trooper Keys with his vehicle. At that point, the three officers opened fire, killing Todd.

Todd, who died at the scene, was shot 10 times. Johnson fired 16 shots, Ogle fired one and Keys three, reports the Spokesman-Review.


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easy610 @ 8/8/2012 7:05 AM

Other than the age old rule - NEVER get in front of a fleeing vehicle, that looks totally righteous. Glad the officer wasn't hurt.

Please, others reading, never trust someone else with your life by placing yourself in front of a felons vehicle if you can help it!

Cheers all,

Richard Jellicoe @ 8/8/2012 11:04 PM

And never get in back of a fleeing vehicle.

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