VIDEO: Cop Shoots Through His Windshield To Gun Down Armed Robber

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Police released bodycam videos from a foot pursuit of an armed robber.

Louisville, KY – An armed robbery suspect was fatally shot by police on Tuesday, after he pointed a gun at an officer during a foot pursuit (video below).

Louisville Metro Police released three bodycam videos of the fatal encounter on Wednesday.

The incident began at approximately 12 p.m., after police received a report that a man had robbed a Metro PCS store, then fled on foot, the Courier Journal reported.

Officer Joshua Weyer spotted the suspect, later identified as 21-year-old Demonjhea Jordan, on foot in a neighborhood approximately one mile away from the Metro PCS store.

As Officer Weyer approached, Jordan, who appeared to be carrying something covered by a red cloth, began to run away.

The cloth fell to the ground as he fled, revealing a handgun that he pointed at Officer Weyer a moment later.

Officer Weyer opened fire as he chased Jordan through the neighborhood.

The gunman was also shot by Officer Kody Despain, Officer Benjamin Dean, and Detective Joseph Fox, the Courier Journal reported.

One officer discharged his weapon through the windshield of his patrol vehicle, as he pulled up to the scene, the video showed.

Jordan collapsed to the ground as the officers converged on him, but continued to point his weapon at police, WLKY reported.

A black handgun was later seen lying on sidewalk between Jordan’s legs, the video showed.

"Where's he shot at?" one officer asked as they assessed Jordan’s wounds.

"Everywhere,” another officer responded. “In the front, in the back, arm..."

Jordan was rushed to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, Jefferson County deputy coroner Wayne Pryse told the Courier Journal.

Although there had been concerns that one officer might have sustained a gunshot wound to the leg, it was later determined that no officers had been injured.

According to Lieutenant Aaron Crowell, the Louisville Metro Police Public Integrity Unit said that “multiple sources of information” indicated that Jordan also fired his weapon during the altercation. Lt. Crowell did not identify those sources.

Some have questioned why Jordan was shot so many times – a question Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad was also asked during the press conference.

"A couple of things: first off, officers are going to be able to use force – in this case deadly force – in order to protect themselves or others from death or physical injury," Chief Conrad said, according to WDRB.

"Again, this is a dangerous job. We know that coming into the job," the chief added, according to the Courier Journal. "We hope and pray we never have to use deadly force, but this is a situation where officers were confronted with deadly force and they responded in a manner — at least based on the preliminary investigation — consistent with police practices and training."

The officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative reassignment, pending the ongoing investigation, WLKY reported.

Jordan was on probation at the time of his death, following 2017 charges for carrying a handgun without a license, and recklessness with a deadly weapon, WAVE reported.

His attorney pleaded guilty on Jordan’s behalf just three weeks ago.

You can see the video of the shooting below. Officer 2 at the 5 minute park shoots through his windshield. WARNING - Graphic Content:

Comments (51)
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johnlaw484
johnlaw484

God! I just love a happy ending. Especially when all the cops go home.

prophetess anna
prophetess anna

i am so happy that the officers were ok--i am glad that they were not hurt but in my mind, i keep of this--if cops tell you to stop, than stop---you point a gun at the cops they will point a gun at you--gee i wonder who will lose

SheepDawg
SheepDawg

Gotta say, the second cop rolling up after everybody else is on-scene firing through the windshield from who knows how far away? That is probably the stupidest thing I have ever seen. That cop needs his ass kicked for putting everybody in the neighborhood in danger. He also needs to not ever come back to the job if that is how bad his critical thinking is.

t-man
t-man

Great that the officers escaped physical injury. On a side note, with that many officers around and the armed robber is dying...is it that critical to put this guy in cuffs?

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Who would know if he had another weapon in a pocket or waistband. Standard procedure.

Glover
Glover

Officer 2, or should I say "Cowboy" shoots his first 2 or 3 shots through his windshield while the car is still moving, and he is driving. You can see this if you pause it just before his first shot. Who in their right, level-headed mind with appropriate training would try that at that distance, with full confidence they weren't putting others around them at risk of being hit. Sorry. Adrenaline pumping or not, that was not smart.

RunCop
RunCop

Demonjhea........African for animal thug?

Snooker
Snooker

So much for cold hearted police officers gunning down innocent black men. These officers were visibly emotionally upset. This is not how they want their shift to go. As far as the sirens go, they should have a remote cut off option on their key.

Marcel B
Marcel B

Officer shooting through his windshield is probably the most badass thing i've ever seen. Props to all these officers making it home safe.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@RunCop
Question: how many people on this planet speak "African"?

Feddupp
Feddupp

Aww😂😂😂the poor sheepydawg gots him fur all in a tangle. He done thinks the stop been handled all's wrong ya'll!😝 He's all upset..he wants to fight and scratch and growl...junk yard dawg.🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😋

RunCop
RunCop

Sorry lowest common demoninator....that's should be ...Demonjhea...is that African-American for animal thug?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@RunCop
Since the word "American" is in "African-American",how do you figure a foreign name would be native to the American English language?

I'm asking seriously, because your logic and mental process from thought-to-type is absolutely fascinating.

Wyyldstang
Wyyldstang

From what I was told it's protocal even if DOA

Wyyldstang
Wyyldstang

Protocol for some that is

CHADRUGSANDGANGS
CHADRUGSANDGANGS

you mean one LESS animal thug!

SheepDawg
SheepDawg

Feddupp I have no idea who you are or what you might bring to the discussion, but if you think that firing through the windshield from a moving vehicle, with a handgun with no sight picture, and no backstop from 40 or 50 yards away with other Officers in the line of fire is acceptable I hope to whatever you worship that you never, EVER, have access to a weapon. You are either a total moron or a troll. Please enlighten me as to what sort of deflection can be assured through the glass, what sort of accuracy is assured from a moving vehicle and what the chances are of hitting a prone target at 40 yards? More importantly, if the suspect is down, why would anybody in their right mind be firing? As much as you must enjoy sitting behind your computer screen and making stupid attempts at insults, my sense is the you would be one of the first to whine and cry when one of those rounds goes down range and takes out your loved one, should you have any. Go back to watching TV and thinking that is somehow related to reality or playing video games in Mom's basement where you can hit "reset" and all is well in the world.

LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut

"VIDEO NOT AVAILABLE" HMMMMMM,

John-Brown
John-Brown
John-Brown
John-Brown

Some beautiful center mass shots there.

John-Brown
John-Brown

It's a made up American negro name.

ReggieF
ReggieF

AWESOME WORK OFFICER! The hell with the thug. The bleeding heart Libs on here don't give a damn about the downed officer. So screw your punk ass thug. Nice shooting, great job. And for the Liberal idiot that is moaning about the officer shooting out of a moving vehicle from 40 yards away, screw you. What if thug-boy shot a mom walking her baby in a stroller, you would blame HER and the BABY for interfering with a crime. Snowflake gutless ass! That cop has skills and he knew he could down this scum. AND HE DID!!!!

LEO0301
LEO0301

Apparently this guy did, or maybe his parents when they named him.

John-Brown
John-Brown

Citizens rarely see the real effects on an officer after a shooting. I hate bodycams but at least with their widespread use, citizens will see even more actual responses from the good officers that go through these incidents. As for the sirens, excellent idea, but it would also disable their PA system.

John-Brown
John-Brown

Don't forget that shooting a hollow point through a windshield tends to turn it into a FMJ that penetrates even further into anything it strikes.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@RunCop
You're like a wind up toy. I call you stupid and you respond with an even stupider phrase. It's like clockwork.

How do you not hurt yourself when you get dressed in the morning?

61mouse
61mouse

Thank you for video

61mouse
61mouse

Why do you say it didn't happen ??? Maybe their just fucking and tired of be killed .....hopefully this starts a trend to the thugs

Xcoper
Xcoper

Well first of all African is not a language it is a country.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Xcoper
And second of all, i was answering someone using sarcasm.

And third of all, Africa is a continent with many countries.

Mambokadzi
Mambokadzi

First of all, how many pants do you have to wear and a robber?

KaelWallace
KaelWallace

Complete BlueLivesMatter supporter here, so don't take this the wrong way. But... Shots fired through a windshield from the inside out are almost certainly going to miss their target. From the outside in, not so much. But from the inside out, those bullets are going to be nudged slightly, and from that distance, they are going to be way off target.

The officer exited his car in about ONE second. He should have just done that to begin with and would have had a much higher probability of hitting his target, and a lower probability of hitting something he didn't intend to hit.

JBo
JBo

Huh? You must have misread...I didn't say that it did not happen, I said it would never happen (hitting a target) under those circumstances, pistol round through a windshield, at long distance, from moving vehicle while trying to drive. Never happen.

denotlan
denotlan
denotlan
denotlan

ok if you haven't done law enforcement in anyway you have no god damn cue on what to do so shut up and just look.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@DouglasKowalski you mean Afrikaans? yes, that is a legit language. and he definitely didn't know that and didn't say that.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@spd522 you must be new here. this exact link has been shared plenty of times. Do better.

b1rd
b1rd

"I'm asking seriously, because your logic and mental process from thought-to-type is absolutely fascinating."
I pretty sure 99% of the people on this site ask the same question about you.


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