VIDEO: Escaped Prisoner With Crowbar Charges Officer Who Puts Down The Threat

An Oklahoma City officer fired seven rounds at escaped prisoner Kirk Dustin Shields, who was chasing him with a crowbar.

Oklahoma City, OK – Bodycam video showed an escaped prisoner charging at an Oklahoma City police officer with a crowbar just before the officer shot him (video below).

The incident occurred on Jan. 30 after Kirk Dustin Shields escaped from the custody of the Department of Corrections, The Oklahoman reported.

Oklahoma City Police Officer Brandon Lee located Shields in a residential neighborhood and chased him on foot down a driveway and behind a home at West Park Place and Linn Avenue.

When Officer Lee caught up with Shields behind the house, bodycam video showed he deployed his Taser on the escaped prisoner.

However, the Taser did nothing to stop Shields from charging after Officer Lee carrying a crowbar as if he were going to smash the officer with it, the video showed.

Officer Lee took off on foot toward the front yard and, during the dash, switched from his Taser to his duty weapon.

The officer pointed his firearm in the direction of Shields, but that did not slow down the escapee who kept running toward him, the video showed.

Officer Lee began shooting and fired seven shots at Shields, the video showed.

After he was shot, Shields dropped to the ground screaming in pain, and his crowbar landed less than two feet away from him on the lawn, the video showed.

The video showed the escapee made as if to grab the crowbar several times.

“Don’t you move, man,” Officer Lee ordered Shields. “You reach for that bar again and I’ll put another couple in you.”

Shields was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening wounds.

Shortly after Shields was shot, a homeless man approached police and told them he had been attacked by the same man near N. May and W. Park Place, according to The Oklahoman.

Police said 33-year-old Earl Wayne Alexander was bleeding from the head and said Shields had assaulted him with a baseball bat.

Alexander was also transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries, The Oklahoman reported.

Oklahoma Department of Corrections Spokesman Matt Elliott said Shields had run away from the Carver Transitional Center when the incident occurred.

He remained in the Oklahoma County jail in lieu of $75,000 bail, according to The Oklahoman.

The three-time convicted criminal is facing charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and escape from a penitentiary.

Court records showed that Shields has previously been convicted of larceny, burglary, and eluding police, The Oklahoman reported.

Oklahoma City Police Captain Bo Mathews said Officer Lee had been cleared to return to duty by the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below. Warning - Graphic Content:

Comments (20)
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mike wauters
mike wauters

I love how tough he acts until the officer puts his arms behind his back. The girly screams coming out of him our pure magic.

Goodguys
Goodguys

Careful going straight to less lethal while pursuing a guy holding a deadly weapon, officer. Glad you’re okay, good shoot.

JBo
JBo

"...However, the Taser did nothing..."

Yeah, about that taser thing...I totally agree with @Goodguys.

Da$
Da$

Ahhhhhh ahhhhhh ahhhhh....poor baby....2 bad one of the 7 shots didn't help w the pain.

Morgan Ray
Morgan Ray

Hahaha, crying like a little bitch!

K9ReddyMom
K9ReddyMom

Lol...no the bitch is the little girl screaming on the ground..good shoot Officer glad your loved ones will be seeing you at end of all that damn paper work.

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Great job👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💙

Gramercy
Gramercy

Wish he had had "life threatening" wounds! Now he will be able to do this to another officer...or worse, to a civilian! Civilians, get your concealed carry permits now!

Stanracer
Stanracer

Good shoot!👎 GO BLUE

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Damn!! The tax payers still have to support this POS! Why couldn't one of those bullets have been lethal?

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

what an idiot. coming at an armed officer with a crowbar?

alicefae
alicefae

Should have turned that camera off and put that idiot down!

Mac1192
Mac1192

Great job officer!!

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Sounds like they need better security at the correctional facility.

DC-TX
DC-TX

WTF, why didn't I see this on CNN??? Oh never mind, he was white ...

DC-TX
DC-TX

That looked like absolutely no fun whatsoe