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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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.

Ghprose
Ghprose

Boy you guys talk a lot. I never met this many experts.

Baqueta
Baqueta

Blue lives matter!!!!

Get Real
Get Real

Where are the riots?

Righton17
Righton17

Perfect outcome.

Danimyl
Danimyl

Good shootin. Certainly justified

Celtic Gyrl
Celtic Gyrl

Glad the officer went home unharmed. Shooting justified!

PhillyGirl
PhillyGirl

Well done!

WA2SC
WA2SC

AMEN, Justice is done! No 3 hots and a cot for that scumbag! Great job officer, great shooting!

Glenn B
Glenn B

"Why didn't he use a Taser?" LOL Plus the dude just casually strolling by in the background.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Well, he certainly won't try that again.....Wonder if his family will sue..........?

speevo
speevo

Ya know why there was no media coverage of this incident for 2 months? The shooter was white. No news. No controversy. No Racial Discord.

sturnman22
sturnman22

His time to die - his decision.

ssteve3844
ssteve3844

"WHY" do "STUPID PEOPLE" keep drawing down on law enforcement??? They are "NOT" going to win the fight

Rookie85
Rookie85

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes

JimmyLaMonica
JimmyLaMonica

He must have imagined himself in the Wild West. Dumb ass.

GormGraveborn
GormGraveborn

Totally justified shooting, this man should have known to stay in his car. When he pulled a gun on the officer, it could only have ended one of two ways. I am glad the officer is still alive. It is sad that people think pulling a gun on a cop is a good thing to do.

kc8iqw
kc8iqw

Did anyone else notice from the body cam footage there is a guy walking in the parking lot all nonchalantly?

gclifton111
gclifton111

Was the first officer on the scene injured?

bigalleibow
bigalleibow

Thanks you Officer for helping to keep us save. Glad that you're OK!

sturnman22
sturnman22

Condition corrected!

CO4LIFE
CO4LIFE

The cop haters act like we enjoy violence. Like we aren't all just sickened by the violence we see everyday.

TraceyCazalas
TraceyCazalas

This cop did everything by the book. How proud I am of you, officer!!! You were damn awesome.

Marine.001
Marine.001

I love that the bro on the other side of the street just keeps walking at the same pace before and during the shooting. That’s bad cuz people are getting use to it. Stoked the officer is ok.