Dashcam video from an Arkansas police officer shows the moment an illegal immigrant suspect opened fire after being pulled over during a traffic stop.
The exchange demonstrates how somebody with little regard for the law might act in very ordinary situations such as a traffic violation, and it shows the very real danger law enforcement poses in dealing with such people who fail to respect law and order in this country.
“Washington County Corporal Brett Thompson initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a vehicle … for a traffic violation,” a statement reads on the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. “The driver refused to stop.”
“Corporal Thompson exited his vehicle,” the post continues, when “the driver immediately opened his car door and began shooting at Corporal Thompson.”
Watch the Exchange
Some of the images arising from the exchange (seen below) are extremely intense.
— Q World News (@QWorldNews1) November 20, 2018
Washington County shared an image of the windshield on the police cruiser in the aftermath.
Watch the shootout now …
SHOOTING AT DEPUTIES: Police dash cam video shows Luis Cobos-Cenobio, 29, pulling out a gun and firing at deputies during a traffic stop in Tontitown, Arkansas. pic.twitter.com/9iHWoYtTNX
— WPLG Local 10 News (@WPLGLocal10) November 16, 2018
The sheriff’s office also released combined dashcam footage from Corporal Thompson’s vehicle which shows the chase, as well as the shooting alongside video from a bystander.
Legal Troubles For an Alleged Illegal
Fox News reports that “Cobos-Cenobio has been jailed on $500,000 bond, and has had a detainer placed on him by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement,” something an agency spokesperson confirmed.
They add that:
Cobos-Cenobio has been charged with four counts of attempted capital murder, committing a terroristic act, fleeing, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to police.
Remember, it was media wingnuts on the left who actually took the side of animals like Cobos-Cenobio after Trump made his controversial remarks.
.@AnaNavarro accuses President Trump of “dehumanizing people” by referring to “animals” during a discussion on immigration: “It’s what the Nazis did. It’s what slave owners did. It’s not what Americans do,” she says, advising him to “measure his words” pic.twitter.com/FUUEtLpFxb
— New Day (@NewDay) May 17, 2018
Fortunately, in this instance anyway, the illegal was detained and no police officers were harmed during the shootout.
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