VIDEO: Bodycam Shows Gunfight As Officers Are Ambushed At Trump's Golf Course

Miami police have released bodycam footage of the gunfight at the Trump National Doral Golf Club on Friday.

Doral, FL – Police have released bodycam video from one of the officers involved in the gunfight at the Trump National Doral Golf Club on Friday (video below).

Authorities said the gunman lured police into an ambush at President Donald Trump’s golf resort at about 1:30 a.m. on May 18.

The gunman was shot in the legs during the gun battle, and taken into custody afterwards, police said.

Police said that 42-year-old Jonathan Oddi first took down an American flag from a flagpole outside the hotel, before going inside the lobby.

He proceeded inside, draped the flag across a counter, and pulled the hotel’s fire alarm, police said.

Oddi pulled out a handgun, and began shooting the ceiling and chandeliers inside the lobby, The New York Times reported.

“He began to yell out anti-Trump, President Trump rhetoric," Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said, according to USA Today. “He waited for our police officers in the front lobby, to engage them."

“We don’t know what his intentions were — long-term intentions — but we know what he was trying to do at the time, and it appears that he was trying to engage our police officers, some kind of ambush-type attack, trying to lure our police officers,” Perez said, according to The New York Times.

Four Doral police officers and one Miami police officer engaged Oddi inside the hotel, USA Today reported.

In the bodycam video released on May 21, the officer can be seen firing multiple shots into the lobby of the golf club.

In the background, radio chatter including the words “active shooter” can be heard as the officer ducked down in between rounds of returning fire.

In the video, an officer on the scene yelled “Shots fired! Shots fired!” in between the hail of bullets.

The video showed the officer continued advancing toward the gunfire, as shots rang out from inside the building.

The officer entered the lobby through glass double doors and proceeded slowly inside, where the video showed broken glass and other items destroyed by gunfire strewn across the floor.

Over the radio, someone said the gunman had gone downstairs. And the officer wearing the bodycam asked somebody off camera where downstairs was located.

Seconds later, four more officers armed with long guns joined the first officer in the lobby, the video showed.

They proceeded in formation across the lobby, and began climbing a circular central staircase.

In the video, the officer wearing the bodycam cautioned them to slow down, warning that they didn’t know if they had more subjects in the building.

The video ended as officers arrived on the second floor, at the same time the dispatcher could be heard calling over the radio about the incident occurring on the second floor.

The gunman was ultimately shot in the legs, and was transported to a local hospital.

No hotel guests or employees were injured during the gunfight, but one Doral officer suffered a broken wrist during the incident, Perez said.

“We immediately were able to neutralize this threat,” Perez said, according to The New York Times. “If not for the heroic efforts of the police officers that responded here today, this individual would have caused a lot of harm, and he was not able to do that.”

Following the shooting, police were preparing to conduct a search warrant at Oddi’s luxury apartment in Doral, Perez said, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Officers searched for booby traps, and evacuated Oddi’s neighbors on Friday morning, he added.

President Trump’s son, Eric Trump, thanked police in an early morning tweet.

“A huge thank you to the incredible men and women of the @ DoralPolice Department and @ MiamiDade PD,” he wrote. “Every day they keep our community safe. We are very grateful to you!”

You can see the gun battle at President Trump's golf course in the video below:

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Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

@Heezels: Taking a position of cover after starting a fight is not an ambush because it is not lying in wait in a concealed location. Ambush involves hiding, but not every act of hiding is an ambush. As far as ambush versus ambush-like, the headline of this post says "ambushed," not "ambushed-like."


HCD weedhead and the other idiot, did it ever occur to you that you that neither of your non-experienced opinions matter? You two are arm chair generaling a bunch of current and retired law enforcement officers that have all been there done that bought the whole rack of tee shirts. Nothing you say is worth squat here. It would be like me going on an NFL forum arguing with a bunch of quarterbacks on the correct way to throw a spiral, (based off of what I've read on the internet.) Its literally the dumbest thing I've ever encountered online. Whatever intelligence you have is wasted and highly misguided. I will admit it is sometimes entertaining. Just like when one of your kids is telling you a long story they made up. I guess some people have to make up stuff to feel important since they've done nothing with their lives.


“What? "get officer attention" is the exact opposite of ambush. You can't change the definition because it feels better.”

I’m well aware of what an ambush is. But since we’re playing this game, the officer in the media said “ambush-like” attack. And again, the shooting and screaming can be used to draw the officers’ attention to a location. The video begins right at the onset of the shootout. Again, the officer may have misspoke. People do it all the time. This entire argument is petty. But again, describing it as an ambush like attack isn’t necessarily wrong if the shooter used his firing and screaming as a means of drawing the police to his location, with the intention of shooting at them from a concealed location, like behind a counter, or a support beam.


@Hi_estComnDenomn We're all waiting for you to admit you were wrong to believe the woman's story about being raped by the police officer...Seriously, you live all live in such a paranoid delusional world. It would be funny if it wasn't so sad. It's no wonder your race can't seem to get anywhere while other nationalities who come to this country unable to speak our language manage to do better. Many even prosper. Instead, you all lie and create stories of being victims of a racist society only to be proven wrong time and time again. Sad times, don't you think?


And let you stay in your misspelled echo chamber alone, becoming dumber daily?

Nah, i love you way too much for that.