VIDEO: Cop Breaks Up Fight By Blindsiding Suspect With Epic Tackle

A fistfight between two men at Canal Fest on Wednesday led to capture of a fugitive from Georgia.

Tonawanda, NY – A bystander captured video of a cop tackling a suspect to immediately end a fight at a New York festival on Wednesday (video below).

Tonawanda Police Captain Fredric Foels said that officers broke up a fight at Canal Fest between 35-year-old Shawn L. Tukey of Davie, Florida, and 25-year-old Ronnie O. Hall Jr. of Cambridge, Ohio, the Buffalo News reported.

The video showed the officer launching himself at the suspect, taking him by surprise.

Then the officer put handcuffs on the man as he held him to the ground.

On the right side of the screen, the video showed another police officer putting handcuffs on a second suspect.

The officer helped the first suspect to his feet and then marched him away from the area as the other officer finished securing the handcuffs on the second suspect, the video showed.

Both men were arrested on disorderly conduct charges, the Buffalo News reported.

But when officers were processing the men afterwards, they learned that Tukey was on probation and fugitive from Georgia.

Tukey was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant for illegal possession of a gun from the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, the Buffalo News reported.

WIVB reported that the man had been at-large since May of 2018.

Georgia authorities confirmed the warrant and told New York law enforcement that they wanted to extradite Tukey back to Clayton County.

Tukey was taken into custody pending an extradition hearing scheduled for Friday, according to the Buffalo News.

Watch a clip of the men’s arrests in the video below:

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shooter
shooter

Nice job...but, I'm sure he'll be sued by the perp, the ACLU, Al Sharpton, etc., etc. for excessive force.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Waiting for the claims of police brutality, failure to properly de-escalate the situation, racial profiling, and failure to maintain Turkey's right to privacy by letting Clayton Co Sheriff's office that he was in custody....

Then the lawsuit for all of the above police officer violations, as well as the call for the officer to be terminated, since the men were just blowing off steam and now are unable to make money

Bob H
Bob H

Nice form. Call the Jets!

K-9 319
K-9 319

And that right there is how it's done.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

did you catch the commentary? from the "Monday Morning Quarterback Video " Squad? " 1-why did they tackle him? 2- Because he was Black"

Sure, of course a hole ......but maybe ,just maybe because he was out of control , lawless and fighting in public and that had nothing to do with it ,eh? In their primate simpleton minds the only thing they can see or comprehend is "that he was black" as all the rest mentioned is normal acceptable behaviors to them.

new2lv2
new2lv2

I am shocked! A criminal, engaged in criminal behavior, had a warrant for being a criminal. Great job Officers!

AnnykaV
AnnykaV

What clip?

TWalters
TWalters

I got a good laugh, but does everyone that follows this webpage think that was smart policing? I can care less about the idiot he tackled, but why risk getting hurt over a mutual combat fight?

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

gasp A white cop tackling a black suspect? o.0

61mouse
61mouse

Like how all the white people who past through were just acting like another day in the neighborhood

bryantrent
bryantrent

Good job officef

TBUPS
TBUPS

That was great!]

Stanracer
Stanracer

Great take down.

America1st
America1st

If you listen at the very end a female ask “why did they tackle him like that”? Male answers “because he’s black”. I’m SO sick of this shit! The officer defused this quickly by tackling a person in the fight that presented himself the best. STOP, crying and feeling sorry for yourselves EVERY-TIME a black person is arrested or questioned. Now, I would like to say as a high school football coach, that was a great tackle. He bent his knees, lowered his shoulders while keeping his head up and drove his opponent to the ground. He really used his lower body as the driving force in this tackle. My guess is that this man has played some linebacker in his day. Great job!

Wish505
Wish505

Getting the job done. Proud member of the Wolf Pack.

Nannycathy
Nannycathy

Now if one of their kids had been knocked down and hurt by one of those homeboys it would have been screams of" where's the poo-lees, where's the poo-lees? Dumb and dumber🙄

Dangerdoug
Dangerdoug

My Seattle Seahawks need a pass rusher. Is this officer available?

DarrellB
DarrellB

Firstly, we have NO IDEA what the conduct was by either party because the video starts with the apprehension. I am quite sure that "black" Officer witnessed conduct that made his tackling of the suspect perfectly fine. These two animals don't care one whip about the families and children all around them. Take down the worst of the two fast and hard. You notice it made the other idiot hesitate. Good job Officers.

Caprice56
Caprice56

And once again, idiot commentary from bystanders ignoring what’s right in front of them. Good job officers. Everyone went home, or to jail, alive.

KaelWallace
KaelWallace

Wait for it: "Body slam the black guy. Just cuff the white guy"

fedupveteran
fedupveteran

ROFL! Sign him up!

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

What? Did you think he was going to just stop and not fight? He was showing aggression already. Police are there to control and end the situation. Not because he was black, not nothing else. It’s because he was the aggressor. Why do some Black people always make it about race. Maybe if those certain ones who think that way, stopped segregating yourselves in your own minds, your view of equality and right from wrong would be a lot more easier for you to see. So there’s definitely no reason to bring in race as a factor.