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Video: Texas Cop Rammed with Stolen Truck

July 31, 2013  | 

VIDEO: Texas Cop Rammed with Stolen Truck

A fleeing suspect rammed a Eustace (Texas) Police officer Saturday with a stolen truck and was later shot and killed by an off-duty Garland Police officer working security at a Wal-Mart.

The Eustace PD officer initiated a pursuit of Casey Daniel Smith, who refused to stop. After the two headed off the highway onto a dirt road, Smith stopped the white work truck and reversed into the officer's patrol car. Smith then accelerated forward, made a U-turn, and headed back toward the officer.

Smith abandoned the truck and assaulted an 82-year-old woman in her garage. He then stole her Cadillac and headed for Garland. The off-duty officer attempted to arrest Smith the next day for shoplifting. Smith was shot and killed when he tried to attack the officer with a crowbar, reports KLTV.

Tags: Texas, Garland (Texas) PD, Officer Involved Shootings, Assaults on Officers, Deadly Force, Vehicle Pursuits


Comments (4)

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Bob @ VA @ 8/2/2013 4:38 AM

The perp brought a crowbar to a gunfight? Darwin in action.

TERRY F. ZECH(RET) VAPD @ 8/2/2013 6:50 AM

Assault with a deadly weapon and fear of imminent great bodily harm or death. The officer followed the force continuim to the letter. He stopped the suspect with deadly force from killing him. What did the idiot expect the officer to do just let him strike him with the crowbar. Good work, know that you did what you had to do and it was brought on by the suspect.

antwon don @ 8/2/2013 9:59 PM

Deadly force shouldnt have been used the PIG couldve shot him in his legs or something he didnt have to kill him.

Tom Spec. Police in MD @ 8/2/2013 10:26 PM

If someone has been warned to drop the weapon and is still coming at me to cause me physical harm, they go down according to protocol and training...

Period.

Antwon seems to just be disrespectful and unaware of how the world works.

If there was a less than lethal option, I am sure that would be route anyone would take if available. But again, if the suspect is in danger of causing myself or others harm, ALWAYS shoot first to stop.

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