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Shocking dashcam footage shows officer-involved shooting in Pasadena, Texas

April 2, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Shocking dashcam footage shows officer-involved shooting in Pasadena, Texas

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Shocking dashcam footage shows officer-involved shooting in Pasadena, Texas

Texas authorities have released shocking dashcam footage of an officer-involved shooting of a motorist who had twice pointed a firearm at the officer during a traffic stop.

The officer, 40-year-old Marc Adams, made what he believed was a routine traffic stop after a driver sped through a stop sign in Pasadena on Thursday.

However, events took a fatal twist when the male driver of the Nissan, who proceeded for six blocks before coming to a stop, exited the vehicle brandishing a firearm, ABC13 reported.

Dash cam footage reveals the moment that Adams stops the man, who gets out of the vehicle with one of his hands concealing the weapon as he’s repeatedly told to stay in his car.

“Show me your hands!” the officer shouts as the unidentified man continues to get out of the car asking what he did wrong.

The driver then pointed his gun at Adams, who immediately began opening fire.

After Adams fired several shots, the driver walked away from the vehicle seemingly unharmed and even twisted on his feet with his firearm still in hand.

After exiting out of the frame for a couple of seconds, he came back and pointed the gun at the cop again.

That’s when Adams fatally shot the man down.

Authorities have said it’s not clear if the driver ever shot at the officer, but a witness told ABC13 the man did fire.

Adams has been placed on administrative leave as is the policy after a fatal police incident.

Pasadena Police Department Assistant Chief Josh Bruegger told Click 2 Houston the officer is shaken up by the incident.

“Anytime an officer is in a position where he has to take somebody’s life it’s a stressful situation,” he stated.

“It’s unfortunate the officer was placed in the position but, when the suspect points a weapon at the officer, the officer has no choice but to defend himself.”

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