Crime

Gun-Wielding Woman Killed By Officer On Camera (Video)

| by David Bonner

Dashcam video released by police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, shows a woman being run over and killed by a police car (video below).

Madison Sueann Dickson, 21, died on March 18 when Officer Jonathan Grafton deliberately hit her with his patrol car to stop her from shooting at police, reports the Daily Mail.

Authorities say Dickson had shot a number of people in Tulsa during the week leading up to her death. She was accused of shooting a driver in the head on March 16, leaving him in critical condition. She also allegedly shot a woman in the arm at a Walgreens drugstore and fired her gun during a robbery at a Best Buy.

“She does have a problem with shooting at individuals,” police spokesman Leland Ashley said while police were still actively looking for her.

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Efforts by law enforcement to apprehend Dickson came to a head on March 18, when officers spotted her at an apartment complex, after which she got into a pickup truck and fled with the driver.

She eventually jumped out of the truck and started firing at the officers before Grafton killed her with his vehicle. 

"She had every opportunity to stop and turn herself in," Ashley told Tulsa World, explaining the officer's use of deadly force.

Police released the video of Dickson's death on March 23. The video culminates with Dickson running along a sidewalk in front of a school, wielding a gun in her right hand.

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The suspect appears to be pointing the gun at the police vehicle as the car moves toward her, and officers can be heard telling dispatchers that shots have been fired.

Dickson appears to be yelling at the police car, which is headed toward her in the moments just before she disappears beneath the front end of the vehicle. Police say she died when her head struck the ground after being run over.

Officer Kayla Johnson and Detective Ronnie Leatherman fired their guns during the exchange, Ashley explained. Grafton, a six-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department, is on paid administrative leave pending the investigation of his use of deadly force.

Dickson had dropped out of a drug-treatment center three months before her alleged shooting spree.

“Deep down, she was a good person,” said Brittany Stieber, who was in treatment at the same time as Dickson. “Drugs just got the best of her. The enemy got the best of her.”

Sources: Daily Mail, Tulsa World, YouTube / Photo credit: Tulsa World

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