Greenville, Texas - Cell phone video captured the moment that a gunfight broke out between Ramon Hutchinson and two bounty hunters at a Greenville car dealership on Tuesday (video below.)
On Tuesday just after 7 PM, bounty hunters Fidel Garcia and Gabriel Bernal were at Nissan of Greenville to take Ramon Hutchinson into custody. The bounty hunters had been hired to track down and apprehend Hutchinson for an outstanding drug case in Minnesota, according to Fox4.
Rick Ford, the owner of the dealership, said that the bounty hunters identified themselves as federal agents when they arrive and that they waited for hours for Hutchinson to show.
The cell phone video starts when the two bounty hunters confronted Ramon Hutchinson inside of an office with a dealership employee and his girlfriend.
Choosing to confront a violent criminal in a small office with two other people was a risky mistake. Hutchinson wasn't just a drug dealer, he has a history of assaulting police officers with a deadly weapon and had been charged with a disarming police officer.
The two bounty hunters stood in the doorway, just inches from Hutchinson and drew their guns when he pulled back to draw his own weapon. Gun in hand, the bounty hunters both went hands-on as Hutchinson drew his gun and dropped it on the table. He then retried his gun and and fatally shot both bounty hunters. Hutchinson was also fatally shot in the gunfight.
Those who knew the bounty hunters said that they were professionals and never would have misrepresented themselves as federal agents.
According To Fox4, Texas bounty hunters need 'to have prior law enforcement experience or investigative experience, take numerous classes, go through an FBI background check and pass a state exam.'
Everybody who knew the two bounty hunters only seemed to have good things to say about their professionalism and experience.
Bounty hunters make 10% of the amount of the posted bond for their fugitives, and the bounty hunters were set to make $5,000 from Ramon Hutchinson's $50,000 bond.
You can see the video of the gunfight below. Warning: May be graphic to some viewers: