Oklahoma City, OK – An Oklahoma City police officer had only a split-second to react when an armed felon pulled a handgun on him during a traffic stop (video below).
The incident occurred at approximately 11:55 p.m. on Sept. 9 after Oklahoma City Police Officer Tyler Arney pulled a driver over for a traffic violation near Western Avenue and Southwest 72nd Street, KOCO reported.
Officer Arney approached the car and motioned for the driver, later identified as 24-year-old convicted felon Shelby Stanfield, to roll down his window, dashcam footage showed.
“Show me your hands,” the officer warned in the video.
At the same moment, Stanfield produced a handgun, KOCO reported.
Officer Arney opened fire, shattering the car window and hitting Stanfield, who immediately stomped on the accelerator and sped off.
“Shots fired!” Officer Arney alerted over the radio.
During the pursuit that ensued, Stanfield fired his weapon at the officer, and ultimately tossed it out the window of his car, KOCO reported.
The felon disabled his car by slamming into multiple curbs, then came to a stop near Portland Avenue and Southwest 54th Street.
Stanfield and his passenger, fellow convicted felon Glenn Marshall, were both placed under arrest without further incident, KOKH reported.
Investigators recovered Stanfield’s .40-caliber handgun in the middle of Southwest 59th Street, and also located a 9mm handgun on the front passenger seat of his vehicle, according to KWTV.
Stanfield was treated for his gunshot wound at a local hospital and was later booked into the Oklahoma County Jail where he was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon after a former conviction of a felony and possession of a firearm after a former conviction of a felony, according to KOCO.
On Monday, he was charged with two counts of felon in possession of a firearm and one count of shooting with intent to kill, KFOR reported.
Stanfield was also charged with a single count of firearm possession after a former conviction of a felony, KOKH reported.
No officers were injured during the incident.
Officer Arney has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, which is protocol for all officer-involved shootings, KOCO reported.
Watch bodycam footage of Officer Arney’s encounter with Stanfield and Marshall in the video below (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT):