VIDEO: Lone Cop Destroys Two Men Trying To Kill Him In Gas Station Gunfight

The would-be killers more men and more firepower, but this Jackson police officer came out on top.

Jackson, MS – A man was fatally shot by a Jackson police officer on Wednesday morning after he and his brother tried to murder the officer during a traffic stop.

The gunfight was captured on video (video below.)

The incident occurred just after 1 a.m. at a Valero gas station, when a Jackson police officer pulled over a white SUV for a traffic violation, WAPT reported.

The officer made contact with the driver, 30-year-old Elliot Reed. Reed’s brother, 26-year-old Chauncey Reed, was riding in the front passenger seat.

The officer was seen speaking with Elliot, while standing inside the open door of Elliot’s vehicle, surveillance footage showed.

Elliot then stepped out of the SUV, and a struggle ensued between him and the officer.

The officer grabbed Elliot around his legs at one point, and the men fell against the open door and a nearby vehicle.

Chauncey jumped out of the passenger side of the vehicle, and made his way towards the altercation.

The men struggled with the officer, and forced him backwards through a small space between the open SUV door and a nearby vehicle.

Elliot grabbed the officer, while Chauncey reached back inside the SUV.

He then drew out a weapon, and began shooting at the officer, The Kansas City Star reported.

Elliot and the officer fell to the ground behind a nearby vehicle, the video showed.

The officer quickly recovered, and fired his weapon at the brothers as he rushed to seek cover behind the trunk of his patrol vehicle. He fired additional rounds at the SUV, shattering the vehicle’s driver’s side window.

Police said that Elliot was hit multiple times during the gunfight, WDAM reported. He died at a local hospital several hours later.

Chauncey was taken into custody, and has been charged with capital murder and aggravated assault on a peace officer. Investigators said his actions during the altercation resulted in Elliot’s death.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation was leading the ongoing investigation, WAPT reported.

On Thursday, Chauncey was released from the Hinds County detention center “in error,” the sheriff’s office said, according to WAPT.

He was apprehended by Jackson police and U.S. marshals at approximately 11:30 p.m., and was being held at the Madison County Jail.

Command staff at the Hinds County detention center were reviewing the circumstances of the murder suspect’s accidental release.

The brothers’ family and friends rallied in his defense in the wake of the officer-involved shooting, and many said they did not believe the men had done anything to harm the officer.

"I think the whole thing is messed up,” one of the suspects’ cousins, who did not want to be named, told WLBT. “They say he was shooting at the police? I don't believe that. Because that's my little cousin. I know he ain't gonna shoot at no police.”

“He was a good person. He didn’t bother anyone,” one of Elliot’s friends, who also did not want to be named, told the news outlet. “Everybody has their flaws – who’s to say they didn’t just kill him because they felt threatened by him?”

You can watch surveillance footage of the gunfight in the video below. WARNING - Graphic Content:

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LAWJAMS
LAWJAMS

The father in heaven was with him... Most of the time I can tell if your under a cures and judgment or not... This was father cloud of witness Christ was with him... Don't for get to go to church pray for all. "Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world" (1 Peter 5:8-9).

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Fucked with the wrong cop!! Now you’re dead and soon to be in prison...fuckers.

willhunt22
willhunt22

Screw you family....thugs go down....officer survives....Thank God. Scumbags are such because of scumbag family.

LEO0301
LEO0301

The next article will be of a picture of the deceased in his high school graduation gown. Family members will be quoted as saying he wanted to be a doctor and to cure cancer. @Hi_estComnDenomn aka Cheech will come to this site to discuss the merits of the officers tactical skills and that in the Navy the outcome would have been different. @Marxest will make a nonsensical comment that everyone will laugh at and ridicule. However, thanks to video will see just how well the officer conducted himself under extremely difficult circumstance. Nicely done sir, and another BLM member is history.

Caprice56
Caprice56

Who’s to say the officer didn’t just kill him because he was scared? How about the video. How about the video? How about they attacked him? How about you shut up!

NDNBORI
NDNBORI

Good presence of mind, smart recovery, cover, repositioning , acquirement and follow through. Idiot .. err I mean Elliot is burning in hell and the other one chauncey is up for his own brothers murder, getting bent by bubba, . Overall Cop lives all is good.

NDNBORI
NDNBORI

Good presence of mind, smart recovery, cover, repositioning , acquirement and follow through. Idiot .. err I mean Elliot is burning in hell and the other one chauncey is up for his own brothers murder, getting bent by bubba, . Overall Cop lives all is good.

rover77
rover77

saggy britches means they be bitches

JBo
JBo

His relative made the statement, “Everybody has their flaws – who’s to say they didn't just kill him because they felt threatened by him?”. News Flash: That's exactly why he got killed.

Grog
Grog

F**k the ghetto rats and that one cousin!

Deny777
Deny777

GOOD JOB and good shootin' Officer!

spd522
spd522

Somebody’s thug card just got punched. Good job officer.

Righton17
Righton17

Good outcome thankfully.

KTA
KTA

It looks like the perps gun possibly jammed after he fired it once, then he dropped it next to the van and then pulled a second gun from the van. Am I seeing this correctly?

angryAmerican
angryAmerican

It all started when the perp got out of the vehicle, which is NOT what the police usually ask! He was looking for trouble from the beginning and the gun in the car was the reason!

SuePetch
SuePetch

So Chauncey's friend says that maybe the cop shot at hem because he felt threatened. That's rich because that's exactly what LEO's are trained to do when/if they are feeling threatened.

SuePetch
SuePetch

o glad the officer was not fatally wounded and would like him to know that he did everything right. #BackTheBlue

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

So Elliott thought he was just going to murder our brother in blue and then his ass started getting filled with lead “it was at that moment Elliott realized that he had fucked up”.

HankT
HankT

HA HA HA !!! YOU LOOSE ! Loosing yo britches too ! LMAO

Montecore
Montecore

Wow,way to remember training and survival techniques.

Jsmoe
Jsmoe

He dindu nuffin. He was a good boy.

bronx163
bronx163

Another reason why solo patrol is suicide.
This one riot one ranger bs doesn't work.

NoBackupNearby
NoBackupNearby

I guess at that particular gas station the suspects should have chosen "unleaded" instead of "leaded." ;-)

jmark98rn
jmark98rn

Looks like those low hanging britches slowed the bad guys down a little.

lolamae
lolamae

I'm glad this officer came out ok, I don't get the people looking at this video and saying the guys weren't trying to harm the cop, WTH were they looking at? this is what is wrong with society today, nothing wrong with shooting at an officer, and everything wrong with the officer shooting back to protect himself. Unbelievable liberalism there.

L.A.B.LOUISIANA
L.A.B.LOUISIANA

I AM ALWAYS AMAZED WHEN LAW ENFORCERS HAVE TO DEFEND NOT ONLY THEMSELVES BUT PUBLIC TOO,ONES BEING STOPPED,FOR WHATEVER ARE "OOO SO GOOD"WOULD NOT HARM ANYONE...ALL POLICEMANS FAULT...BULL C--P.PEOPLE...WHY DID HE NOT ONLY HAVE "A"GUN BUT AN EXTRA ONE......

L.A.B.LOUISIANA
L.A.B.LOUISIANA

AS MY DADDY USED TO SAY MAKES MY BUTT WANT A DIP OF SNUFF.GARRETT UNSWEETENED PLEASE.

John-Brown
John-Brown

This officer did an outstanding job. Engaging multiple shitbags and killing one. One of the most dangerous situations an officer is likely to encounter and he came out on top. I salute you, sir!

Albaby
Albaby

Good job officer! Too bad you didn't get
both of the scumbags

Albaby
Albaby

Good job officer! Too bad you didn't get

both of the scumbags

gfc1963
gfc1963

Oneless pos on the planet. And the relatives are saying he wouldn't do such a thing!! Hope they've seen the video!

CaptCap
CaptCap

Glad the officer is OK and the perps. got what they deserved however there are some serious tactical safety issues to de-brief on this.

John-Brown
John-Brown

Holy shit, are you kidding me? The only tactical issue here is that he survived.

John-Brown
John-Brown

And please tell me you're a ship's Captain and not in law enforcement.

RetiredDep
RetiredDep

The good guys win !

uncabubba
uncabubba

I wonder how many rounds chauncey put in his bro with that tech 9 or sawed off carbine? He was throwing rounds without caring that elliot was in the line of fire.

pixiepup
pixiepup

I wish he would have killed both of them!

JDub
JDub

Lots of morals to this story. Two suspects in car, don't walk into a small space to talk to driver. Call for back up before you approach. When I was a Reserve Deputy it was 10-78. But most importantly, the officer went home alive. It's like landing an airplane, any one you walk away from is a good one.

John-Brown
John-Brown

There is nothing more disgusting than officers second guessing other officers involved in a shooting or other violent encounter. You weren't there. We only saw a short portion of the encounter, and that is only one dimensional. Only 2 morals to this story. First, survive. Second, ignore the Monday morning quarterbacks. @JDub, did you always need a backup on a traffic stop when there was a passenger? Did you ALWAYS have the perfect spot for a traffic stop? Of course not. Life happens and you do the best you can you what you have.

ddjd
ddjd

If Obama had a son, he'd be just like those two.

61mouse
61mouse

Might have been able to get away if their pants were pulled up and not around their knees

61mouse
61mouse

The video won't convince their familty either cuz they are scumbummas sons

PLP
PLP

Thats nice...Give the guy a backhanded compliment. Keep your tactical BS comment to the briefing room , not a public forum. Makes you seem really small, Captain Obvious!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@ddjd If Obama had a son, he'd be going to an ivy league school like his daughters do.

Did you go to an ivy league school?

ddjd
ddjd

Yes and I can spell "Ivy", unlike Obama "would be" sons!!!

fell
fell

“Everybody has their flaws – who’s to say they didn’t just kill him because they felt threatened by him?” Ghetto analysis that -unbeknowingly-means the officer had justifiable cause to wack Elliott. Don't you just love the ignorance of those who always get in trouble with the law?

Terminater
Terminater

So where are the idiot leftist liberal democrats screaming about gun control

RunCop
RunCop

More lowest common denominators!