A woman who was killed after she was hit by a police vehicle in Tulsa, Oklahoma was heard shooting several rounds and pointing her gun at the cops just seconds before she was struck.
Madison Sueann Dickson was the suspect in a string of gun-related offenses, which include two shootings in Oklahoma. Earlier this month, police recognized Dickson riding in a car when a shootout erupted.
Newly released dashcam footage — which was edited by authorities to include slow motion and focus on Dickson’s firearm — shows the deadly exchange between the 21-year-old and the officers on the scene.
The video was recorded just before 2:30 p.m. on March 18th. It shows the woman, who has already rushed out of her car, running and aiming her gun at the police.
Gunshots are heard in the recording.
In the last few moments of the footage, the officer in the car — who was later identified as Jonathan Grafton — drove the vehicle over the sidewalk and ran the woman over.
Dickson was killed after she was struck.
Officers Kayla Johnson and Detective Ronnie Leatherman, who were present during the incident, shot their guns during the dispute, according to Tulsa World.
Grafton, who has worked with the Tulsa Police Department for six years, was placed on paid administrative leave after the fatal incident. An investigation has been launched into his use of deadly force.
Less than two days before she was killed, investigators believe Dickson shot a male victim in the head. He continued driving despite his injury and crashed into a sports utility vehicle on March 16th.
Dickson was also accused of shooting a firearm during a March 11th robbery at a Best Buy store.
The next day, Dickson allegedly shot a woman in the arm outside of a Walgreens.
She was charged with two counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, shooting with the intention to kill, unlawful use of a vehicle, larceny and discharging a firearm in a public place, court records indicated.
In early 2017, Dickson checked herself out of a drug-treatment program. Brittany Stieber, who became friends with Dickson during treatment, attributed her crime spree on her addiction to substances.
“Deep down, she was a good person. Drugs got the best of her. The enemy got the best of her,” Stieber said.