PLUS: Suspect dead after accidentally shooting himself in head while fleeing police
(CNN) Jacksonville, Texas police were attempting to stop a man in a stolen vehicle on Wednesday when he took off on foot, according to the department’s Facebook page.
The suspect ran into the Chick-fil-A parking lot with the officers in hot pursuit.
Surveillance video of the incident shows the customer opening the door of his truck an instant before the suspect ran by.
The suspect ran right into the door and appeared to lose his balance and stumble into another vehicle … Click source below to read more.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT, Jacksonville TX Police Department:
Today, Jacksonville Police Officers attempted to stop a man in a stolen vehicle.
The suspect ran through the Chick-Fil-A parking lot.
A hungry customer, who was waiting patiently for his chicken sandwich, used his door to stop the suspect.
The suspect was quickly apprehended after the “HANGRY” (but helpful) citizen reminded the suspect as to why you should never run from the police. VIDEO ATTACHED [FACEBOOK].
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Door checked the bad guy & then it looks like he moved a gun out of his reach too! Hats off to this guy! ??
That gentleman just so happened to open his door at that moment. The suspect ran into it. The suspect will be suing that guy in this crazy world. Great job. Evil prevails when the Good do nothing.
Debbie Martin Dyess
Way to go to the man in the Ford! Jacksonville Auto Glass would like to offer a free door glass for his pickup! Way to go on your assist in stopping crime!
Nice door shot. Pop the bad guy, avoid the good guy. Timed great. Not sure he hadn’t practiced that lol.
Bet that guy works the gate real good when splitting calves from cows.
Awesome job on the door smack down. Followed by moving the officer’s taser out of reach of the suspect then staying between suspect and taser until controlled. That guy has some training or awesome instincts. Well done!
Carla Morrow Bekker
That FRACKER knocked the FRACK out of him!?
Way to go oil field!
Way to BACK THE BLUE!?? See more.
Suspect dead after accidentally shooting himself in head while fleeing police
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A 21-year-old man has died after police say he shot himself in the head while running from officers in South Nashville Wednesday. They say the shot could have been accidental.
According to Metro Nashville Police officials, the incident happened while members of the department’s community engagement team were working in the area.
A person flagged down two officers to report a man in a blue “bubble” coat and beanie had a gun and shouldn’t have one.
Officers walked the area and found the person, identified as 21-year-old Markquett Martin, but when they asked to talk, he took off running.
Officers chased after Martin. Police say he fell during the chase, dropping his coat and the gun but he stopped to pick it back up and continued to run away as officers yelled for him to drop the gun.
Police officials say while running away on Claiborne Street, Martin shot himself in the head. Officials say it may not have been intentional. They said none of the officers used any force or fired a weapon during the chase.
“Now at this point, one would think it was probably not intentional, that perhaps he had his finger on the trigger guard and in the running movements, the gun discharged,” said MNPD Spokesman Don Aaron.
The man was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died from his injury.
Officials say Martin carried a .40 caliber pistol with an extended magazine … Read more.