VIDEO: Tulsa Officer Takes Out Fleeing Gunman With Amazing Distance Shot

Eric Portillo fled from police after he allegedly shot a man at a Tulsa gas station.

Tulsa, OK – A gunman accused of shooting a man and firing at police during a slow-speed pursuit was fatally shot by officers after he tried to take off on foot with the gun still in his hand (video below).

The altercation began at approximately 12:40 p.m. on June 15 after the suspect, later identified as 37-year-old Eric Portillo, allegedly shot a man and pistol-whipped him at a convenience store near Garnett Road and 21st Street, Tulsa World reported.

Tulsa Police Officer Dean Montgomery and an officer-in-training heard the gunfire and headed in that direction.

According to witnesses, Portillo jumped into a vehicle with a female driver after the shooting, and fled the scene, Tulsa World reported.

He allegedly fired at the officers as they chased after him, police said.

The woman bailed out of the car a short while later, but Portillo wasn’t about to surrender.

The armed attacker got into the driver’s seat and took off through residential areas.

At least one of the vehicle’s tires was flattened during the chase, dashcam footage showed.

Portillo ultimately pulled into a cul-de-sac, and bailed out of the vehicle while it was still in motion.

The car traveled up a slight hill and came to rest against the side of a home.

“Gun’s in hand, gun’s in hand!” the officer trainee warned, as Portillo took off on foot.

Officer Montgomery rapidly fired four rounds at the moving suspect, and Portillo immediately collapsed to the ground, bodycam footage showed.

“Shots fired – he had the gun in his hand,” one officer said over the radio.

Additional officers arrived at the scene and moved in to take the wounded suspect into custody.

“The gun’s over here by the fence,” one of the officers said, pointing out Portillo’s weapon.

The gunman was rushed to a local hospital, where he died two days later, KOKI reported.

Officer Montgomery, a 21-year veteran-of-the-force, was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation, as per protocol, according to Tulsa World.

You can watch bodycam and dashcam footage of the officers’ encounter with Portillo in the video below:

Comments (36)
No. 1-24
Woobie46
Woobie46

Best to have him dead than for him to get out at some point and try this bs again. So what happened to his accomplice? I hope they got her too

Woobie46
Woobie46

what a little crybaby this tough guy turned in to...cry cry cry too late

shooter
shooter

Excellent shot under stress. Tragic, but kudos to the officer for eliminating the threat.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Insane good shot! Took me a couple times watching the video to see which cop did the shooting.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Outstanding! Now that is a high speed veteran cop...makes me feel good about my 21 years on the job.

LitheSteel
LitheSteel

Hahaha, Bam, bam, bam, bam, suspect down!!! Where is DCM on this one. Made my day!

NealZ
NealZ

another piece of garbage taken out to the dumpster. Nice shooting Blue.

SCPD989
SCPD989

Why is he whining lol

Patrick 69
Patrick 69

Dude must be a frequent flyer. Had his hands behind his back after getting shot and before the cops got close him. Funny.

RmdGRD
RmdGRD

OMG, what a shot. Moving target at that distance? Officer keeps his cool the entire time, and makes one of the best shots I've ever seen. KUDO'S and respect! WSU to keep yourself and everyone else safe.

Skidoo
Skidoo

That shot looked to be around 150 feet or more. Threat stopped, everyone goes home.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Every time I see a story involving Tulsa PD I've been impressed with the job they do.

deputydawg17
deputydawg17

Great shooting!

We9erfam
We9erfam

Very good shoot administers first aid better the bad guy then any Leo's

Stanracer
Stanracer

Excellant shooting. Totally justified. God job!

SteveDouthit
SteveDouthit

Wat to take out the trash! Good job officers! It only takes one well placed round to knock them right off their feet! Koodos for going home safe!

Tone22
Tone22

Was trying to figure out why I didn't hear about this one on the news until I saw the perp in the video....

Ralphie_Boy
Ralphie_Boy

Just think this skell wanted to inflict the same pain that he's no receiving, poor baby! Shit Happens

Spydersniper
Spydersniper

I spent over 30 years training military and police officers to be able to shoot accurately and with confidence. This officer's instructor should be proud of him. Good job!

stumpknocker777
stumpknocker777

Thank goodness he's a White boy....

Meka69
Meka69

It's sad the only police shootings that make the news is when its African American involved shooting. But this was a great shot and clear. He deserves what he got now put officer back on duty

Patriot1midwestern
Patriot1midwestern

Probably a 9mm at 40+ yards.... What 5 rounds...? NICE!

Mozey
Mozey

And none of those fat ass cops could run and catch up to yet another unemployed black guy in America, that is forced to turn to a life of crime, because he cannot find a job in this racist ass system that denies him training and opportunity.

Whatever happened to Starsky and Hutch?

And where did all the black fathers go?

Shot dead by American cops.

davidebrwn
davidebrwn

He got what he was giving out.