VIDEO: 'You're Killing Me, Stop,' Officer Dangles Out Window At 60 MPH

Orlando Police Officer Sean Murphy's bodycam captured his harrowing encounter with Zavier Askew.

Orlando, FL – A fleeing suspect dragged an Orlando police officer with his vehicle at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour during a traffic stop, recently released bodycam footage showed (video below).

The terrifying encounter occurred just after 1 a.m. on May 9, after Orlando Police Officer Sean Murphy spotted a motorist driving with expired tags, ABC News reported.

The driver, 25-year-old Zavier Askew, pulled over near the intersection of Willie Mays Parkway and College drive, and Officer Murphy approached his driver’s side window to speak with him, according to WKMG.

The officer noticed remnants of marijuana on Askew’s center console, and began questioning him about the substance, bodycam footage showed.

“Sir, how much weed is in the car?” he asked the driver.

“There’s no weed in the car,” Askew replied.

Officer Murphy instructed the suspect to step out of the vehicle, then began searching it, WFOR reported.

It was unclear whether or not police located any contraband in Askew’s car, but after the search was completed, the suspect suddenly tried to flee the scene, bodycam footage showed.

He raced towards his vehicle and jumped inside, with Officer Murphy right on his heels.

When Askew stomped on the accelerator, the officer’s lower body was still hanging outside the driver’s side window of the suspect’s car.

“Stop! Stop or I’m going to shoot you!” the officer ordered frantically.

He repeatedly begged Askew to stop the car, but the suspect refused.

“Dude, you’re killing me!” Officer Murphey yelled, as Askew accelerated to speeds of 60 miles per hour. “Stop! This is attempted murder!”

“Officer, please! Stop!” Askew said repeatedly.

“I can’t! You have to stop the car so I can get out!” Officer Murphy told him. “Stop the car so I can get out!”

The officer then warned Askew that the direction he was traveling in was a dead-end.

“You’re gonna crash,” he told the suspect multiple times.

Askew ultimately crashed into a parked car, forcing Officer Murphy to tuck his legs inside the suspect's vehicle to avoid having them crushed, ABC News reported.

Additional officers immediately yanked Askew from the car and placed him under arrest.

“I’m bleeding I think,” Officer Murphy said in the video. “Holy f--k dude – you almost killed me.”

Askew has been charged with kidnapping and attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer, ABC News reported.

Officer Murphy somehow avoided being seriously injured during the terrifying incident, and is already back to work.

You can watch bodycam footage of Officer Murphy’s encounter with Askew in the video below:

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Mig Alley
Mig Alley

He was just a scared Amish youngster. Cut him some slack. /S

Sivispace
Sivispace

It isn’t like the officer didn’t warn the suspect. His intent is plain. I hope the DA hammers him! But I’m sure he was just about to turn his life around and would have started medical school next week.

Bad Bob
Bad Bob

Should have shot the POS.

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

I wouldn't of hesitated to elimate the threat

Memphis6
Memphis6

Save this video so the next time you hear unarmed black man killed by police and then the why didn't the officer taser him instead he wasn't armed. Show them this video so they can see how those people will use their own car as a weapon and how they act when the officer ASKED him to stop so he didn't die. That's a normal police shift so do get mad when I say it's not the police that need to reform it's the attitude towards police in the community that needs to reform. It's pass time it admit this isn't a police issue it's an uninformed politically driven issue.