DASHCAM: Cop shoots suspect dead who pretended to surrender but then shot at him after car chase

DASHCAM: Cop shoots suspect dead who pretended to surrender but then shot at him after car chase

emlslsDon’t mess with Texas cops. Officer Andra Gibson attempted to pull over Emilio Solis for making an illegal right turn in Hedwig Village, Texas. A dashcam on Officer Gibson’s dashboard shows Solis letting a passenger out, then stopping the car and getting out with his hands up. But right after he puts his hands up, he drops them and starts shooting at the officer.

According to the Daily Mail,

Officer Gibson then returned fire, at which point Solis collapsed to the ground. A backup car quickly arrives, and the lights illuminate Solis laying on the ground not far from his vehicle.

He later died on the way to hospital.

The Hedwig Village Chief of Police, David Gott, said afterwards, “‘No doubt about it. God was on his side. The officer is also a pastor in his off-duty time. I don’t know if that helped. But it certainly didn’t hurt.”

Thankfully Officer Gibson’s dashcam was on, working properly, and pointed in the correct direction. Otherwise, this could have been made wrongfully into a highly publicized attack on the police – especially if Solis was a minority and Gibson wasn’t.

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Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander

Rachel Alexander is the editor of Intellectual Conservative. She is a senior editor at The Stream, and is a regular contributor to Townhall, the Selous Foundation for Public Policy Research, and The Christian Post, and provides weekend news items for Right Wing News. She frequently appears on TV and news radio as a conservative commentator. She is a recovering attorney and former gun magazine editor. She previously served as a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona, corporate attorney for Go Daddy Software, and Special Assistant/Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. As co-president of the UW Political Science Honor Society, she obtained degrees in Political Science and History from the University of Washington, followed by a law degree from Boston College and the University of Arizona. She was ranked by Right Wing News as one of the 50 Best Conservative Columnists from 2011-2016.

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