VIDEO: Driver Pulls Gun On Cop, Racks Slide, And Lives

The Calvert County Sheriff's Office released bodycam video of a traffic stop that quickly became a deadly situation.

Calvert County, MD – A driver pulled a handgun on a deputy during a traffic stop on June 18 in Calvert County (video below).

The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office released bodycam video on Friday from the incident that showed a routine traffic stop that quickly became a potentially deadly incident.

“This video is a representation of an event that has the potential to happen at any time to a deputy while working,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post on the department’s official page on June 22.

When the video began, it showed the officer examining drug paraphernalia that was being handed to him by the vehicle’s driver through the passenger-side window.

“Got a lot of stuff in there, huh?” the officer asked.

“He’s a pothead, for sure,” the driver responded.

“Alright, go ahead and step out for me,” the officer instructed the man, and then he walked around the vehicle to the driver’s side.

“Nothing in your pockets, or anything like that?” the officer asked as the driver opened his door and began to get out of the vehicle.

In the video, the driver used only his left hand to push his door open, then hopped out and turned quickly, concealing his hands.

“Ah, I’m sorry,” the driver said, putting both hands behind his back.

In the video, there was an audible click as the driver chambered a round in his weapon, still held behind his back.

“What do you got behind your back?” the officer asked.

“I’m sorry,” the driver said again.

At that point, the video showed that the officer drew his own weapon.

“Drop your hands,” he ordered the driver.

In the video, the driver removed his hands from behind his back, and he can clearly be seen holding a pistol in his right hand, pointing it at the ground.

“Put it on the ground! Put it on the ground! Put it on the ground now!” the officer yelled at the driver as he backed away from the threat.

In the video, the man slowly went to the ground, but he never let go of the 9 mm handgun he kept pointed in the officer’s direction.

As the man lay in a prone position, facing the officer, with a pistol in his right hand, the officer continued to order him to drop the weapon.

The video showed the officer backing away from the man, and taking cover behind a patrol car.

Although details of the driver can no longer be seen in the video at that point, the officer can be heard telling dispatch that the man is holding the gun to his own head.

Additional deputies arrived to back up the first officer, and created a perimeter around the scene, according to the sheriff’s department statement.

The sheriff’s office said that deputies negotiated with the driver and in the end, he was “peacefully apprehended.”

The post on the Facebook page said that Calvert County sheriff’s deputies have been trained to handle that sort of situation, and that it was the training and “the desire to preserve life” that brought the potentially deadly incident to a successful resolution.

“I am proud of the deputies in this situation. They showed great restraint and relied on their training to resolve the situation,” Calver County Sheriff Mike Evans said.

The sheriff’s office said that charges were still pending in the case. They have not released the name of the driver or the deputy who apprehended him.

Watch how quickly a traffic stop can turn into a deadly incident in the video below:

Comments (63)
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Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

White.

realDonaldTrump
realDonaldTrump

No one reply to Captain Dipshit please...

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@realDonaldTrump He's right, you shouldn't respond if you realize that's why he didn't get shot.

LEO0301
LEO0301

The dumbest response possible would be that it had something to do with race. I'm sure everyone on this site is too smart to make that kind of remark.....right?

TeneteLineam
TeneteLineam

@Hi_estComnDenomn guess you didn’t see the article on here about the latest study on police shooting stats that, once again, prove no racial disparity in policing. Or you did, and just ignored it because it shatters your feeble FTP mentality. Weak.

TeneteLineam
TeneteLineam

blueriverrose
blueriverrose

might have ended differently if the guy had actually pointed the gun at officers... in the story, it plainly says he kept the gun pointed at the ground... SMH

TeneteLineam
TeneteLineam

@LEO0301 Of course not. Guys like him are all ‘but muh hands up-don’t shoot’

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@TeneteLineam Explain why this guy is still alive, cocking a gun and refusing to drop it after an officer repeatedly told him to, then? I see you dodged that earlier.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

And for the record, I'm expecting an argument that excuses this guy and makes the police right, while also looking back to other articles where a black man with no gun gets killed. You know, Baby Boomer logic.

Wildbillo
Wildbillo

What idiot gets out of their car holding a loaded gun in the first place? I don’t care if he didn’t point it at the officer.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 Explain why he's still alive. Try not to contradict any statements you've made in the very,very recent past.

Heezels
Heezels

That is a disingenuous argument Hi_estComnDenomn. You’re equating superficial characteristics of the situation without applying the context.

For one, you want your opposition to prove a negative. “You tell me why he’s still alive if it’s not racism?” So now you’re deliberately putting the opposition in the unfair predicament of having to prove that a man that they don’t know isn’t racist.

You could back this up. Racism is a possible factor. You should look for the man’s arrest record and history of conduct. Travel to the town and ask if any black persons has had a negative interaction with this particular officer. It’s a lot of work, but the it’s the best way to acquire data on finding out whether or not the officer involved is racist.

How do we know temperament isn’t part of the issue here? For example, the young white man that was shot in a hallway by Mesa PD. He was shot by a Hispanic officer I believe (I might be wrong about that). He didn’t have a gun on him. Could it be that some officers are just shortsighted and easily flustered?

Again, I’ve seen a lot of video of officers also trying their damndest to wrestle deadly weapons away from black suspects.

I’m not saying racism here isn’t possible. But it’s just hard to believe given that the suspect did two things I rarely see in footage of people being shot. The Gun is pointed to ground, and the man complied with the officer’s orders.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@conversation Heezels Where did i ask him to disprove racism? You're projecting, and since you misunderstood what i said, the rest of your statement is meaningless.

@LEO0301 Explain why a guy got out of his car with a pistol, cocked it, was told to drop it and didnt, and is still alive?

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn - We're all individuals and not one of us would react in the same way. You, of course, want to turn this into a racial issue when there is no evidence to support that contention. Years ago I had the "opportunity" to shoot a black guy with a knife. I would have been completely justified in doing so but I gave him one last chance to put the knife down and he did. To say that this police officer would have shot this guy if he was black is impossible to prove and a waste of time trying to make that position. Grow up and put the race card away.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 Have you or have you not on this website said someone not obeying a cop's orders to drop a gun deserves to be shot?

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn - sometimes they do, and sometimes they don't. Again, each case is different. You can't compare one to the other.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 Thats great. My question is, have you or have you not on this website said someone not obeying a cop's orders to drop a gun deserves to be shot?

fireslayer
fireslayer

Dude, your pent up aggression and hostility that you showcase on this site from time to time has got to have manifested some side effects. You either currently have or will have stress induced heart disease.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn - Look Cheech, if you have something I supposedly said that wins you your argument, please provide it. Until then, I will repeat myself....slowly, so that you'll understand. Each. Case. Is. Different. It's impossible to say from one to the other what an individual officer would do in that micro second they have to make the decision. Now, did you read the article provided to you by TeneteLineam or did you skip over it because it doesn't support your narrative.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@fireslayer But I'm in great shape and have many avenues for aggression. Maybe get off your computer and do a sit up before worrying about others' health.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 Again, you're avoiding my question. All you are repeating slowly is Baby Boomer logic. You're answering as if i asked you if the officer's actions are right or wrong. That's not my question.

Since you won't answer, I'll answer it for you. Yes, you have definitely said if someone doesn't drop their gun when ordered by an officer, they should be shot.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 Continue commenting. It just further shows how far you're trying to stray from the question.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 So you are definitely saying you've never made a statement like that?

It's a yes or no question. I'm not sure where all this extra explaining from you comes from.

TeneteLineam
TeneteLineam

@Hi_estComnDenomn I don’t know why he wasn’t shot. Neither do you. You’re just slamming the keyboard with your your ass at this point claiming to know what was going through the cop’s mind on this call. Four actual peer reviewed studies have been published to date that prove your ‘all cops are nazis’ narrative is bullshit. What’s your response to that?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@TeneteLineam My response to that is all I'm hearing is distraction. And i don't have a keyboard. Wait your turn. While you're waiting, let me know where the researchers got their funding.

@LEO0301 have you or have you not said on this site that someone that doesn't drop their weapon deserves to be shot?

TeneteLineam
TeneteLineam

@Hi_estComnDenomn Translation: I lack the basic intelligence to understand that facts actually matter, so instead I’ll continue to make complete muppet of myself by arguing from a position of ignorance because I’m really still so butthurt over that traffic ticket I got once. Yay you.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@TeneteLineam Great.

@LEO0301 Anything?

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn - I can't make it any simpler if I tried. Provide the quote or go back to jerking off to youporn.

TeneteLineam
TeneteLineam

@Hi_estComnDenomn Ooh. Good comeback. A real thinker...

Budman
Budman

Thug was lucky wasn't made into a human sprinkler !!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 You definitely can make it simpler. I asked a yes or no question, and you keep saying anything but yes or no.

JBo
JBo

Please don't feed the trolls!

Pat1978
Pat1978

@HighestCommDemonator Didn't watch the video but it sounds like he should have been shot. Action usually beats reaction and waiting for the gun to come up is a great way to die.

ReserveDepty3431
ReserveDepty3431

Anyone with that much pent up aggression must never get laid. All jokes aside, wait.....that would exclude him from the conversation completely....

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn - I can't make it any simpler....I have no idea what you are talking about so provide the proof or go onto another subject.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Good job Officers ! And folks, let's not feed the trolls, they are getting too fat for their own good :)

realDonaldTrump
realDonaldTrump

@Heezels With High Common Cocksmoker everything is racist.

realDonaldTrump
realDonaldTrump

@Hi_estComnDenomn Find me a video of this same officer shooting a black guy holding a gun in a similar manner and I'll tell you OK you're right. Otherwise shut the fuck up Al Sharpton.

realDonaldTrump
realDonaldTrump

@fireslayer lol exactly right. 34 DOA dies from stressing over a website he hates talking to older white guys he hates. I call that Karma.

realDonaldTrump
realDonaldTrump

@TeneteLineam @LEO0301 you guys really got his number! That clown can't even answer your basic questions. The clear sign someone is full of shit is when they answer a question with another question and change the subject to something that don't mean shit.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

He is lucky to have taken the next breath. What an idiot. You point a gun at a cop, you are punching your own ticket to meet Jesus in the Express Lane.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Pat1978 Agreed

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@ReserveDepty3431 The last thing you should be worrying about is how often i fuck.

I have a son, so I've fucked at least once. I guess there's that, if it helps you out with finding out how often i fuck.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 😂 dont think i don't realize you haven't answered. You wouldn't want to look like a hypocrite in front of your own crowd.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn - I did answer you. I said I have no idea what you are talking about. Now show me the proof that you can't provide. Also, I wonder when you plan to address the article about police shootings. Don't think I don't realize you haven't answered.