Video: Fla. domestic violence suspect lunges at officer, opens fire
Suspect suddenly pulled a handgun when Officer Ryan Thompson confronted him next to a street-side bus
By David Ovalle
MIAMI — When Miami Gardens Police Officer Ryan Thompson confronted a domestic violence suspect next to a street-side bus stop last month, the man suddenly pulled a handgun.
Newly released video surveillance footage obtained by The Miami Herald shows the alleged gunman, Randy Thomas, lunging at the officer while firing his weapon. The dramatic encounter resulted in a flurry of gunfire on the 2100 block of Northwest 183rd Street.
Thompson survived, with a through-and-through wound to the right thigh. Thomas was shot too, also surviving with three gunshot wounds from police bullets.