VIDEO: Would-Be Cop-Killer Gets Destroyed After Drawing On Texas Cop

A driver pulled a gun on a Pasadena police officer during a traffic stop on Thursday.

Pasadena, TX – A Pasadena police officer fatally shot a man who pulled a gun on him during a traffic stop on Thursday (video below).

Dashcam and bodycam footage showed that Pasadena Police Officer Marc Adams was conducting traffic enforcement at about 4 p.m. on March 29, when he pulled over a white Nissan Altima in from of the Shell Credit Union, near the intersection of Spooner Street and Southmore Avenue, KPRC reported.

The car didn’t initially pull over after he was signaled by the officer, and instead continued driving six more blocks before stopping, KTRK reported.

In the video, the driver of the Nissan got out of his car as soon as he pulled over, and Officer Adams yelled at him to stay in his vehicle.

The man stood facing the police car, with his right hand concealed behind his body, as the officer repeatedly yelled at him to stay in the vehicle, and then to “show me your hands.”

After the officer’s second command for the driver to show him his hands, the man dropped into a shooting stance, pointed his gun at the police officer, the dashcam video showed.

"He gets out of the vehicle, turns partially so he's facing back towards the officer. At one point his hand reaches down, his right hand behind his back, and then he produces a weapon, brings it up, both hands in a shooting stance parallel to the ground, pointing it at the officer," Pasadena Police Department Assistant Chief Josh Bruegger told KTRK. "The officer immediately starts firing, and strikes the suspect."

It's not clear in the video if the driver got off any shots off before the officer reacted.

Police told KTRK that Officer Adams fired at the driver at least six times, but said they were not yet able to confirm whether the driver had actually fired at Officer Adams.

A 63-year-old male witness, however, told KTRK that he’d seen the shooting happen, and said that the driver shot at the officer first, and the officer fired back to protect himself.

In the video, the officer took up a position behind the right rear of his own vehicle after firing his initials shots.

Seconds later, there’s movement by the driver’s door of the Nissan, and the officer opened fire again, the video showed.

The officer was not injured in the incident, police said.

"He's obviously shaken up. Anytime an officer is placed in a position where he has to take somebody's life it's a stressful situation," Chief Bruegger told KPRC. "It's unfortunate the officer was placed in the position but, when the suspect points a weapon directly at the officer the officer really has no choice but to defend himself."

"It appears justified to me," the chief told the San Antonio Express News.

Officer Adams, a 13-year veteran of the police department, was placed on administrative leave pending investigation following the shooting as was protocol for the department.

A Harris County grand jury will ultimately determine whether the 40-year-old police officer did anything criminal, or if the shooting was justified, the San Antonio Express News reported.

Police have not yet identified the driver of the Nissan, KTRK reported. A gun was found on the ground next to the driver at the scene, police said.

Watch dashcam and bodycam video of the incident below. WARNING - Graphic Content:

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Bryskee
Bryskee

I’m so sorry this officer had to be forced into this situation. I pray the fallout doesn’t cause him hesitation if ever placed in the situation again. Bless our men & woman of the thin blue lbe.

lucyp
lucyp

This man had a death wish for sure. The officer did what he had to do under the circumstances. Crazy man and happy the officer was not hurt. God bless our men and women in blue.

gfc1963
gfc1963

I like videos like this. Scumbag dead, cop alive!

Huks
Huks

Dead POS and the Officer is safe. Looks like a good day.

NorCalRN67
NorCalRN67

Thank God this officer did not hesitate to shoot the suspect. Great job Officer Adams; going home safe to your family, at the end of your shift, should always the number one priority for law enforcement and first responders.

malone1
malone1

Oh brother! Then you're not paying attention. Wake up!

oldtoys1961
oldtoys1961

Good job officer. You go home tonight. Better hope the city don't send you the bill for you shooting your own passenger window and windshield. ;)

Tig56
Tig56

The time has come to start offering our LEO’s armored doors and glass. It’s the Wild West out here! We need to do everything we can to give them that extra edge and help them go home each day...

RickHughes
RickHughes

Thank God this officer gets to go home to his family tonight. THANK YOU SIR! There are those of us out here that truly appreciate the job our men and women in blue do.

Hannibal
Hannibal

This is one damn good cop. Great going! Keep up the great work. That could have been some citizen in a road rage incident. No doubt this cop saved lives.

uncabubba
uncabubba

Check out the passerby strolling across the parking lot.

SoberProgressive
SoberProgressive

I'm sure you would inject it if you could.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@SoberProgressive
That doesn't make sense. How would i inject politics into this if it made no sense?

DanKyle65
DanKyle65

The other car coming from behind backs up and leaves quickly - they are smart in
Texas! Most places people stand around gawking!

Righton17
Righton17

Good shoot, and that clown got exactly what he deserved.

Mooresas
Mooresas

This officer, who is someone's son and friend, who may be a brother, husband or father, gets to go home safe after being put in an impossible position. I am proud of him and thankful he was not injured.

Peter LC
Peter LC

Looks solid to me, the cop did it by the book. THis will be a training video.

cspcapt
cspcapt

Good police work.

Barrettguy
Barrettguy

A righteous shoot.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Stupid ass!! What do you think would happen when you point a gun at a cop!! Luckily this cop wasn't injured and the suspect was killed before he could hurt anyone else.

Speed1329
Speed1329

All the man had to do was comply. Thank god he didn't use an M-4.

Mr Hugo
Mr Hugo

White dudes shoot at cops too? Who knew! :o

HankT
HankT

Pretty Obvious that the guy was disturbed ! Glad he was stopped, because who knows what he may have done with that gun in the car. Too bad he ended his own life before getting some help ! Too bad for the Officer's who have to live with this on a daily basis ! God Bless !

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@HankT
The video shows he got plenty of help.

BurnerProfile
BurnerProfile

What's wrong with your brain that when a cop pulls you over you think "i'm gonna pull my gun out and aim it at him"....jesus christ.

UAViator
UAViator

ONE LESS TURD IN THE WORLD...

tylerbtulsa
tylerbtulsa

Civilians don't have access to M4's dumb dumb.

Don carter jr
Don carter jr

Wow dissapointed "eaglescour"didn't comment. How droll. Keep on keeping on amazing Leo you are supported and prayed for

Don carter jr
Don carter jr

Also I have a question for any Leo out there lustening

Don carter jr
Don carter jr

Sorry that's listening not lustening.

Don carter jr
Don carter jr

No Freudian slip I promise

Big_Tex
Big_Tex

Maybe you should search "M4 for sale."

SueCoop
SueCoop

Legally, they don't.

ryukidn
ryukidn

Law abiding citizens don't have access to M4s. Criminals have access to everything.

Doc45
Doc45

Love when the cops makes the dunbass do their happy dance!

Big_Tex
Big_Tex

Sure they do. An M4 is nothing more than a shorter version of the AR15/M16.

Big_Tex
Big_Tex

Yes, they do...As long as it's semi-auto only.

Sarge McVey
Sarge McVey

The M4 is not a version of the AR15, the AR15 is strictly a semi Automatic Rifle, the M16 can fire either Semi-Automatic or full Automatic, the M4 has a Semi-Automatic mood of operation and a Burst round mood of only three shots the M4 under the National Firearms Act of 1934, and the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986 is illegal to own without a specific license issued by the ATF and one heck of a License Fee. Son you need to learn the difference between firearms. In addition the AR stands for Armalite Rifle Model 16 Armalite being the original designer and manufacture of the AR15.

George from Alaska
George from Alaska

Wrong. A citizen can buy either a SBR 14.5 inch barrel with detachable flash hider as a semi auto SBR or pay the big bucks and go through the exact same procedure with photographs, fingerprints and a $200 Federal NFA tax and legally buy a full auto, select fire machine gun with any length barrel. They are just expensive nowadays... about $30,000 to $45,000 but are available and legal to own if you pass the background check requirements which are basically the same as buying a regular firearm.

Big_Tex
Big_Tex

Ha you're funny...M4 is a short (carbine) version of the M-16. I know what AR stands for and it is the civilian version of the M-16 because it doesn't have select fire, only semi auto- no three-round burst as the M16A2 does. Don't you know they they make a semiauto version of the M4?? C'man I can log on to Gunbroker.com and buy a Bushmaster M4 all day long. ....And yes, I know about the stamp issued from ATF....which means, A CIVILIAN CAN OWN A MACHINE GUN!!!!So, tell us again why an ordinary civilian cant own an M4?

Ambisagrus
Ambisagrus

Civilians cannot own an M4 for one simple reason: They were manufactured after 1986. Colt began testing the XM4 in 1984, and testing and trials continued until 1991 when it was renamed the M4. The military adopted it in 1994. Civilians cannot own any full-auto firearm made after 1986. As per the ATF, "The Act also amended the GCA to prohibit the transfer or possession of machineguns. Exceptions were made for transfers of machineguns to, or possession of machineguns by, government agencies, and those lawfully possessed before the effective date of the prohibition, May 19, 1986." Therefore, civilians cannot own M4's.

Big_Tex
Big_Tex

What you "Gun experts" are doing is conflating M4 and full auto, which is wrong. The fact is an M4 style long gun (carbine version of the M16A1) can be can be either or. Therefore, a civilian CAN LEGALLY purchase an M4 style semi-auto long gun without an ATF stamp.

Jim24739
Jim24739

Awesome job by officer Adams! By the book and a worthless POS off our streets and out of our society!

woodenboat
woodenboat

It’s interesting to see how quickly the subject of the post can change into the technical merits of various weapons and debates among supposed weapons experts. The post content evidently is less important than some insipid gun banter.