VIDEO: Man Points BB Guns At Police Helicopter, Is Shot With Real Bullets

Holly Matkin

Jody Lucas pointed a gun at police and hotel patrons before he was shot multiple times on May 10.

Las Vegas, NV – Police helicopter and bodycam footage captured the moment when a drunken man pointed a gun at officers and hotel patrons on Mother’s Day.

The incident began at approximately 7:18 p.m. on May 10, when Las Vegas Metro Police Department (LVMPD) officers were dispatched to the Siena Suites Hotel on Boulder Highway for a report of an “intoxicated” man who was blaring his music and pointing a gun at people, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

The suspect, later identified as 42-year-old Jody Lucas, was standing outside his room on a third-floor balcony with a gun in his hand when he was spotted by officers in a LVMPD helicopter, LVMPD Assistant Sheriff Christopher Darcy said during a press conference on May 13.

Video footage from the helicopter showed Lucas as he pointed the weapon directly at the officers hovering above him.

“Be advised he has a submachine gun-type weapon…pointed right towards us,” an officer said over the radio.

As LVMPD Sergeant Justin Diebold arrived at the scene, he heard Lucas comment that he was going to get his gun and shoot people, Sheriff Darcy said, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

He was soon joined by Officer Daniel Lapolla and Officer Austin Lea, and they all made their way upstairs to the floor where Lucas’ apartment was located.

Meanwhile, Officer Brendan Hansen positioned himself on the balcony of a nearby building across from Lucas’ location, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

When Lucas emerged from his room, he pointed a gun at people who were in the pool area and began yelling.

The officers immediately opened fire, hitting Lucas multiple times.

The gunman pivoted and pointed his weapon at the officers before he abruptly tossed it to the ground and ran down the stairs.

When he reached the ground level, Lucas was intercepted by Sergeant Stephen Trzpis, who fired three more rounds at him.

Police converged on the drunken suspect and were able to apply two tourniquets before he was rushed to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in critical condition, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Investigators determined that the two weapons Lucas was armed with during the incident were both BB guns, Sheriff Darcy said.

Lucas was booked into the Clark County Detention Center in absentia on charges of child endangerment, resisting a police officer with a deadly weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, and four counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a protected person, KSNV reported.

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

Comments (39)
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JBoH
JBoH

And somebody said that ya can't fix stupid!

Wham bam thank mam
Wham bam thank mam

Man I know we have a lot of low IQ cops in our country but we have even more low IQ crooks.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

It's great in slow motion at 0:18 - 0:24.

LynnSB
LynnSB

Play stupid fucking games. (Point a gun at a police officer) Get your ass blown away. — What a fucking idiot

Ghost_00000001
Ghost_00000001

Man he almost got the Charles Darwin Award!

NewHavenWilliam
NewHavenWilliam

Idiot. If he ever recovers he'll being pissing and shitting into a bag hung on him, have to wear a rubber helmet so he doesn't knock what's left of his head into anything and have a 24hr nurse attend to his needs. Just because he felt like getting drunk and pointing his gun at ppl

Copmom
Copmom

..... in Vegas. How stupid!

hoss377
hoss377

Sure would have hated to be in that hotel. 5.56 rounds ripping through the walls,taking Grammy out while she's on the shitter,hitting little Susie May while she's sitting on the edge of the bed watching rugrats

JLo1
JLo1

Why do I keet seeing "see video below", but there is no vidoe there??? :(

Stanracer
Stanracer

Guns and alcohol. What could possibly go wrong???👎

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

And not even a "flag on the play!" It's a shame that people have to do stupid stuff like that. We sure seem to have a whole lot more stupid people now than ever before!

vwiles34
vwiles34

How stupid can you get? Well he answered that question...Dumbass.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Where are the protests in the streets? this man was holding a kids toy and the cops shot him, then hunted him down and shot him again!!! He should sue the department and the city for the excessive force that was used... The city should cut him a decent ghetto lottery check to make him go away... oh wait, he's the wrong skin color, never mind... he'll get nothing because the BLM race-baiters won't get the media to condem the cops for their appropriate actions.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Bet he won't do that again!! Stupid ass mofo!!!

Buttermilk
Buttermilk

A little time at the Police firing range might be in order! It's very fortunate that nobody was hurt except the dumb ass with the BB gun!!!

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

What a moron. Does this guy not remember the 2017 Las Vegas shooting?

He should have bought the model with the orange tip. :-)

Thanks to the brave police officers. Ready to go toe-to-toe with a guy pointing what appeared to be a "sub machine gun type weapon."

Schick56
Schick56

Idiot, 😠😠😠

CHP7747
CHP7747

Aiming for a DARWIN AWARD

NealZ
NealZ

Well, Bye bye

NealZ
NealZ

stupid has been fixed

Krsmith2
Krsmith2

What happens in Vegas..


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