VIDEO: Armed Carjackers Run Over Cop, Ram Patrol Cars During Pursuit

Megan Rivera and De'Angelo Brown were fatally shot by West Memphis police in January.

West Memphis, AR – The West Memphis Police Department (WMPD) has released harrowing dashcam footage that showed two armed suspects as they rammed into vehicles and ran over a police officer during a pursuit in January (video below).

A grand jury cleared West Memphis police in the fatal officer-involved shooting deaths of Megan Rivera, 22, and De’Angelo Brown, 30, on March 14, WMC reported.

The incident occurred on Jan. 16, after an officer spotted a vehicle traveling with it’s high beams on and without a license plate, KLRT reported.

Investigators later learned that Rivera and Brown had carjacked the vehicle from a 72-year-old woman in South Carolina, according to WREG.

Both were also wanted for shoplifting offenses, WMC reported.

Rivera shirked the officer’s attempt to pull her over, and instead led police on a high-speed pursuit, dashcam footage showed.

“The pursuit went all over the city, [and] lasted 10 or 12 minutes,” West Memphis Assistant Police Chief Robert Langston told WREG.

At one point during the chase, officers tried to stop the vehicle using a tire deflation device, KLRT reported.

Police ultimately cornered the suspects in a residential area on 18th Street and McAuley Drive, according to WREG.

Rivera somehow managed to drive the stolen vehicle through part of the barricade, and promptly crashed into the front of a responding officer’s patrol unit, dashcam footage showed.

Officers ran towards the suspects, as another patrol vehicle slammed into the passenger side of the stolen car.

Rivera tried unsuccessfully to pull ahead, and officers attempted to break out the windows on both sides of the car.

By that time, multiple officers also had their duty weapons pointed at the reckless duo.

Undeterred, Rivera slammed the battered car into reverse and stomped on the accelerator, crashing into two additional patrol vehicles.

The officers again swarmed the suspect vehicle, at which point Rivera hit the accelerator again.

The passenger side of the car struck one of the officers, pulling him beneath the vehicle, as it ran over him.

Six officers opened fire at least 20 times, and Rivera crashed head-on into a patrol car yet again, WMC reported.

Rivera and Brown both succumbed to their gunshot wounds, according to WREG.

Investigators later discovered crack cocaine and a .22 rifle inside the stolen vehicle, WMC reported.

The officer Rivera ran over is recovering but still has a “long road ahead” of him, Chief Langston said.

He will still have to undergo multiple surgeries on his legs, and it is unclear whether or not he will ever be able to return to the force, WREG reported.

Six officers were placed on administrative leave as a result of the officer-involved shooting, and an internal investigation into the incident is ongoing, according to WMC.

Brown and Rivera’s family members denounced the grand jury for not bringing charges against the officers.

"It was just too much force that was taken,” Brown’s sister, Tierra Clyburn, told WREG. "For them not to get no type of punishment, it makes them think they can do whatever they want to do.”

“Why just go killing them like that?” she said, according to WREG. “My brother was just a passenger in the vehicle – he wasn’t even the driver. We want justice.”

Rivera’s sister, Gloria Campos, agreed.

"They could have done something else,” she told WATN. “Taking a life is a big deal…they could have chosen another way.”

Brown’s brother, Lemarutius Clyburn, said that the officers should have just de-escalated the situation, WREG reported.

“They could have took different steps then just opening up fire taking people’s lives when their officers didn’t lose their lives," Lemarutius said. “I just don’t understand how a traffic stop end with two people losing their life…They was traveling, taking trips, just enjoying life.”

You can watch dashcam footage of the final moments of the pursuit in the video below. The attack on the officers occurs just after the 1 minute mark:

Comments (31)
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zipper22
zipper22

Good riddance asshole.

LizDuv
LizDuv

"They was traveling, taking trips, just enjoying life.” And carjacking a 72 year old. You know typical daily things.

PFCPyle
PFCPyle

Enjoy that dirt nap scumbags

TXM
TXM

Oh so I guess running over a cop is just having fun. These families need to shut the fuck up. Your family member got what they deserved. You know what would have de-escalated the incident, is if they hadn't tried to run from the cops or better yet if they hadn't stolen the car in the first place. So sick of these families crying about what happened to their criminal family members.

tom1961
tom1961

The families response explains it all. Trash comes from trash.

LynnSB
LynnSB

These POS "…They was traveling, taking trips, just enjoying life.”" Brutally Running over an Officer ~ will still have to undergo multiple surgeries on his legs, and it is unclear whether or not he will ever be able to return to the force -- they had Coke in the car and a Rifle yeah your typical shit Car Jacked the vehicle in South Carolina and they were in West Memphis over 500 miles away ~ when this ended -- Amazing that the Family could say anything other then to Apologize to these officers (Especially the Officer that was Viciously Run Over) that officer should SUE THEM !! My Prayers to the Officer God Bless !!

LEO0301
LEO0301

Honestly, the family of these criminals don't deserve to live either. If I had to guess this was just posturing for the lottery the expect to win.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

"Rivera and Brown both succumbed to their gunshot wounds, according to WREG."

a "2fer" and good riddance. Such absolutely lost mentalities who think they did nothing wrong. .......Hello, this is the front desk and its time for your wake up call.

Jsmoe
Jsmoe

Just like that the world became a better place. Imagine all the crimes and future crimes they just cleared up.

SoberProgressive
SoberProgressive

Don't worry. Here in Kommyfornia, there is legislation in our State Congress seeking passage that says Officers would be required to get approval from supervisors before they can respond with drawn weapons (guns) to life threatening circumstances. In other words, they must have approval to pull their guns on Felons and in dangerous situations. They would not be allowed to draw their weapons until approval is given. Isn't that special?

1Starhoosier
1Starhoosier

Dat wuz my jerome....he didnt do NUFFIN except be at the wrong place at the wrong time. What are we gunna tell his 13 kids that didnt even know him cuz he caint be affordin no child support. He was only stealin to provide for his fambly

ReserveDepty3431
ReserveDepty3431

They was just traveling and taking trips....in a car obtained through a carjacking, ran over an officer, rammed vehicles which further endangered lives. Fuck this family. They are the reason these pieces of shit got turned into human sprinklers.

Cstuartsr
Cstuartsr

After watching this video and for the family members to say the officers didn’t do enough is crazy. I understand they are mourning the loss of there love ones but they placed the officers in a situation where they had no choice. They ran over one officer and maimed him. I think the officers did the best they could do in this case. People thinks officers go around wanting to kill people. That’s no further from the truth. I mean stolen car from a carjacking, crack cocaine, and a firearm and then running from the law leads to disaster every time. Again I hate two lost there lives but they put them in that situation. My thoughts are with everyone involved including the suspects families.

gfc1963
gfc1963

I am amazed at the family oif these two scum!! They say nothing about the 72 year old woman whose ar it was in the first place!! They could have 'de-escalated' the situation by pulling over in the first place. Fuck them and fuck those two pieces of shit. Good job by the cops.

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Video says it all!!

OldVet
OldVet

Their families should blame themselves, not the police. Make them entitled and not accountable for their actins all their lives. This is what will happen. Family still entitling them after they were killed trying to harm, doing harm, and even attempting to kill others.

Stanracer
Stanracer

They absolutely got what coming to them. The police were totally justified in using deadly force. Apparently the families have not seen the video.(?)🤔

MarineDoc
MarineDoc

Sadly, most of our current police issues can be traced back to ill-fated and highly over-publicized infamous Barack Obama 2009 Beer Summit.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Reading what these 2 scumbags families are saying just pisses me off!!!! Apparently both families are worthless trash too!! There was nothing else the police could do to de-escalate the situation that your criminal family members created!!! But your family members could have, not carjacked an old woman, not shoplifted, not done drugs, not run from police, not run over the police, not ram police vehicles, etc.... So yeah, the fault is ENTIRELY on your piece of shit family members you f--king low IQ trash!!! 😠

Woobie46
Woobie46

The moron from the family talks just like one would expect her to. Pathetic. Sorry an officer was hurt and hope he makes a full recovery and returns to his job!

goodgentnsc
goodgentnsc

This is where attorneys have approached them and told them we will get you millions of dollars your whole worthless family can fight over

Chief Deputy
Chief Deputy

"They were just travelling and enjoying life and they lost they life". Yea buddy. They was enjoying trying to kill cops and citizens. Too bad, Soo sad for them.

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

Dead SCUMBAGS. Yippee! Obvious by their famlies reacations that the whole lot of them are Disgusting pukes. Not one of them expressed concern for the injured L.E.O.. Both families should be Eliminated.

Copsdaughter1995
Copsdaughter1995

Too much force taken.....are you joking?????? You stupid idiot that officer was being run over!!! I have to say that's plenty of force! Using a vehicle as a weapon to inflict deadly force, which it was in this case, gives the officers the right to use deadly force!!!

BlueMooseCode4
BlueMooseCode4

"...They was traveling, taking trips, just enjoying life.” In a carjacked car from a 72 year old woman, with a stolen rifle and crack cocaine. I don't know about anyone else but that's how I always roll when I be taking trips.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

“They could have took different steps then just opening up fire taking people’s lives when their officers didn’t lose their lives," Lemarutius said. “I just don’t understand how a traffic stop end with two people losing their life…They was traveling, taking trips, just enjoying life.”

Since Lemarutius is confused, I'll explain... you carjack a car from a 72 year old, and were traveling in a car that didn't belong to them. you lead the cops on a high speed chase. you ram the police officer's cars. not one, several. you run over a police office, an officer who might be permanently crippled. and still refused to stop. if they weren't stopped, that officer might have died. others could have died as well, including innocent bystanders, as a direct result of your family members.

Had they simply not committed any of those crimes, they would likely still be alive. I hope you understand why you scumbag family members are now deceased.

rvigneault
rvigneault

WTF is wrong with these famlies , r u kiddin me, they dont understand? i understand that they were cracked out and out of control. Losers and scumbags ,screw them, they challenged the system and lost the hard way! good ridiance, probably saved more lives.