Terrifying footage showed a driver shooting at a police officer during a routine traffic stop (video below).
In a video of the incident, 21-year-old Darriyone Zamone Clark-Brown can be seen sitting in his car while officer Brad Gentry approaches. Gentry only manages to say, "What's up, man," before Brown draws a gun and shoots out of the driver's side window, reports KOAA 5.
The shot is fired near Gentry's head, causing him to jump backwards and actually dodge the bullet. Brown begins to speed away, though Gentry soon starts firing back — while simultaneously reporting "shots fired" into his radio.
"He shot me, I'm not hit," Gentry says.
Brown leads police on a four-minute car chase through a residential neighborhood, reaching speeds of up to 70 miles per hour. Brown ignores stop signs and dodges passing vehicles as the terrifying chase continues.
"If anybody can take that car out, do it," someone is heard saying over the officer's radio.
As officers begin to join the chase, Gentry requests that another squad car come in and lead the chase, as he says he can "barely hear" his radio.
"Go ahead and bow out," an officer responds. "Let us pass you."
The car chase ultimately ended after Brown ditched his car and took off on foot. He dropped his gun in a snow bank and fled to his mother's home. The incident ended in a standoff, where a K-9 bit Brown, WOOD TV reported.
"[Gentry] did outstanding. I’m proud of him, I’m proud of our department — the way that we responded, the way that we handled it. Ultimately, the suspect was found inside the residence. He was unarmed, and he was taken into custody without incident," Maj. Jim Grafton said. "It was a safe resolution after a very deadly situation. “
Gentry, who has been with the department for two years, suffered temporary hearing loss from the gunshot blast.
"He’s not back on the job. He will be soon," Grafton said. "We’re just thankful that he’s able to return back to the job. After that incident, he returned home safely to his friends and family.”
Brown was arraigned on charges of assault with intent to murder, carrying a concealed weapon, felony firearm, fleeing and eluding, resisting, obstructing or assaulting an officer and driving without a license. His motive for the shooting remains unclear.
Watch the shocking shooting and subsequent chase below.