Video: Officer opens fire on armed suspect before vehicle pursuit

Officer Tyler Arney was fired at in his vehicle, but was not injured during pursuit

PoliceOne Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — An Oklahoma City police officer was shot at, but not injured, while conducting a traffic stop that turned into a vehicle pursuit.

Body camera footage shows Officer Tyler Arney approaching the driver’s side door of a silver vehicle on Sept. 9. When he motions for the driver, later identified as Shelby Stanfield, to roll down the window and asks to see his hands, Stanfield holds up the gun that was resting in his lap.

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KOCO reports Arney fired his gun while backing away, shattering the vehicle’s windows and hitting Stanfield, who then drove away from the scene. Body camera footage shows Arney radioing for backup as he climbs back into his patrol vehicle and begins pursuing Stanfield.

As the pursuit continued, Stanfield fired at Arney’s vehicle several times before tossing his gun out the window. Stanfield stopped driving after running over several curbs and damaging his car, KOCO reports.

Stanfield and his passenger were both arrested and charged. Arney was placed on administrative leave while an investigation into the incident was conducted, KOCO reports.

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