Bodycam Shows Louisville Police Officer Firing at Fleeing Driver (WARNING – GRAPHIC CONTENT)

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Louisville police today released footage from officers’ body cameras that shows the June 7 shooting that injured Nicholas Moses, along with what led up to it, and the aftermath. Though Lamb already has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing by the Boulder County district attorney, Louisville police are still conducting their own internal investigation to determine whether the responding officers followed departmental protocol. Moses, 25, was sitting in the driver’s seat of a pickup truck when Lamb and Officer Ben Himes responded to a call of suspicious people and possible drug activity at the Village Square Shopping Center in the 500 block of South Boulder Road. On Himes’s body camera, Moses can be seen initially getting out of the truck and following the officers’ commands before running back to the vehicle as Lamb follows him and reaches into the driver window. Moses’s father, John, and a dog can be seen in the passenger seat. Himes then deploys his stun gun on Moses, who backs up the truck and continues to try to get it in gear. On both body camera reels, Lamb can be heard saying, “Get out of the car right now!” repeatedly, followed by “I will (expletive) shoot you.” Lamb can be seen alternating between a handgun and what appears to be his stun gun in the other hand. The footage then shows Moses backing up, before going forward again, and driving past Lamb — who fires seven shots into the driver’s side of the truck as it goes past him, causing Moses to crash the vehicle a few yards away.

Moses, who was hit twice in the arm, is helped out of the driver’s side door by Lamb, who applies a tourniquet to Moses’s arm while John Moses gets out from the passenger side and is handcuffed by Himes. The dog was killed in the shooting. In the video, Moses can be heard asking “Am I going to die?” Lamb tells him he is not going to die as he applies the tourniquet, and Moses responds, “I’m sorry. I just didn’t want to go to jail.” Both men had outstanding warrants out for their arrest at the time of the shooting. Moses also can be heard telling Himes, who was placing his father in custody, that, “It wasn’t his idea, it was mine,” and, “Dad, I’m sorry.” After Moses apologizes again, Lamb said, “That was a stupid idea. You rammed my patrol car and I thought you were going to run us over. That’s why I shot you.” Yet at no point in the video does it appear either officer was ever in front of the truck, and witnesses also said they never saw the truck drive in the direction of either Lamb or Himes. District Attorney Michael Dougherty wrote in his assessment of the shooting that state law allows the use of physical force “to effect an arrest or to prevent the escape from custody of an arrested person” and “to defend himself or a third person from what he reasonably believes to be the use or imminent use of physical force while effecting or attempting to effect such an arrest or while preventing or attempting to prevent such an escape.”

But the Louisville Police Department’s use-of-force guidelines state that “officers should move out of the path of an approaching vehicle instead of discharging their firearm at the vehicle or any of its occupants. An officer should only discharge a firearm at a moving vehicle or its occupants when the officer reasonably believes there are no other reasonable means available to avert the threat of the vehicle, or if deadly force other than the vehicle is directed at the officer or others.” Lamb also told investigators he saw Moses throughout the incident reaching around in the truck, and was worried he was trying to find a weapon. Louisville police would not comment on the status of their internal investigation. Both Lamb and Himes were placed on administrative leave during the investigation but have since been restored to limited duty. Moses is facing charges of felony menacing, criminal mischief, obstructing a police officer, resisting arrest, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, driving under revocation and drug possession. Moses’s father also faces two drug-possession charges. Heroin was found in the vehicle, according to police. Both men are in custody at the Jefferson County Detention Center.

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Author: rafael.nieves


47 thoughts on “Bodycam Shows Louisville Police Officer Firing at Fleeing Driver (WARNING – GRAPHIC CONTENT)

  1. Yep, they're for real and you should've jumped out the car when you had PLENTY of time to choose so, but nooooo!

  2. I don't understand why they didn't shoot the truck's wheels to render it useless as a warning.
    the poor dog had to die because of a couple of idiots.

  3. So the dad was concerned about the kid after the bullet flew, but not before? All he had to do was reach over, turn the car off and throw the keys out the window. Instead, he watched his son turn an arrest into a deadly situation that cost his his dogs life. Dad should be locked up too for crime against common sense.

  4. What you crying for thats yours and the drivers fault for getting the dog shot poor doggy died for the stupidy of you both

  5. Never that is why you never get a manual with clutch because if you wanna run pop in automatic boom you’re gone pop in reverse boom you lucky you didn’t break his driveshaft but we got me well after he crashed It’s funny how do you start trying I went to I’m giving away to boo-hoo

  6. From being GTA gangster trying to leave the scene the entire time to a crying like a btch baby… hahah bullets fix everything.

  7. To all the dumbasses claiming "Oh, they didn't have to shoot him.", "They could have just chased him and stopped his truck" or some shit like that, look up Fleeing Felon Rule.

  8. Could’ve just gone to jail with drug charges…
    Now he gets to go to jail with holes in him, a dead dog and additional charges.
    That takes a special kind of stupid. Sad.

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