Gunman Opens Fire On Officer, Runs Himself Over With Own Car

Police said that Troy Lynn Lewis fired six shots at an officer in three seconds and then led police on a chase.

Huntsville, AL – A drunk-driving suspect ran over his foot with his own car as he tried to flee from a police officer whom he’d shot at on Thanksgiving night.

The incident occurred just before 7 p.m. on Nov. 28 when Huntsville police responded to the area of Triana Boulevard and Westmill Drive for a report of a suspicious man in a vehicle, WAAY reported.

Police said the first officer who arrived on the scene made contact with 65-year-old Troy Lynn Lewis and suspected he had been driving under the influence (DUI), WAFF reported.

The officer left Lewis sitting in his car and returned to his police vehicle to wait for backup.

That’s when the suspect pulled a handgun out of his pants pocket and started shooting, according to WAFF.

Police said that bodycam video showed Lewis fired six rounds at the officer in three seconds and the officer had no opportunity to seek cover.

The officer wasn’t hit but gunfire struck his the open door of his patrol vehicle at least once, WAFF reported.

Police said the officer did not return fire.

Then Lewis jumped back in his vehicle and fled, leading officers on a chase, according to WAAY.

The chase ended at the intersection of Leeman Ferry Road and Bob Wallace Avenue when the suspect jumped out of his car and tried to run.

Police said that Lewis failed to put his car in park when he bailed out and then ran over his own foot as he tried to get away, WAAY reported.

After he ran himself over, officers took Lewis into custody without further incident, WAFF reported.

The suspect was transported to the hospital and remained there for treatment of a pre-existing medical condition.

Lewis has been charged with attempted murder, WAFF reported.

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RetiredCorrections
RetiredCorrections

The cops will probably be sued because they didn’t tell him to put car in park before he bailed

vwiles34
vwiles34

Another Turkey bites the dust on Thanksgiving...

BFDwarf
BFDwarf

I........Can't ........Breath. LMAO! Thank God the Officer was not harmed, but this waste of skin should have gotten the Darwin Award.

Diwatson
Diwatson

You have to love karma. It’s a miracle the officer was not hit but thank God he wasn’t. Officers getting shot is getting to be a daily occurrence. They need all the public support we can give them.❤️

walkintall
walkintall

This shoulda been a bit on The Naked Gun.

TXbird-mom
TXbird-mom

"I'm gonna sue you because I was drunk, stupid, had a gun and fired 6 rounds but still missed you, and can't park worth shit!" Dear gods, get this man a brain. rolling eyes

bryantrent
bryantrent

What a SOB he ran over his foot

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

POS drunk old buzzard is a danger to society and himself!! Lock his sorry ass up!!!

rix is retired
rix is retired

thats what I was thinking, 'blame the officer for my stupidity!!!'

pixiepup
pixiepup

I hope the cop did not hesitate to shoot because he was afraid he would get in trouble. It is so awful for cops now to do their job. So many videos where cops hesitate to shoot even when their life is in danger. Especially these crazies that come at them with knives!

Raymelson
Raymelson

This is what the Democrats want I fear before it's over America will see a bloodbath winner take all