Bodycam Shows Cops Shooting at Fleeing Suspect After Ramming Police Cars

Posted by The King Slayer 2019 years ago in Police videos
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LVMPD held a news conference Monday afternoon to discuss a traffic stop last Wednesday evening on Paradise Road near Sahara Avenue that quickly escalated to gunfire when Las Vegas police say the suspect used a pickup truck as a weapon against officers.

According to investigators, two officers attempted to block 29-year-old Austin Cadeaux from pulling out of a parking spot at a convenience store when he threw his vehicle into reverse and accelerated toward police. Once out of the spot, LVMPD says Cadeaux sped out of the parking lot and struck a second LVMPD patrol vehicle. During the chaos, LVMPD says Officer Joshua Byington fired 13 rounds from his service pistol as the pickup continued north on Paradise at a high rate of speed. Moments later, the pickup hit two civilian vehicles before the suspect finally jumped out and attempted to escape on foot.

He was arrested seconds later by other responding officers. According to LVMPD, Cadeaux was rushed to Sunrise Trauma with a single gunshot wound to the upper back. He has since been treated and released and is now being held at the Clark County Detention Center. Cadeaux is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday. According to Assistant Sheriff Brett Zimmerman, Cadeaux is facing a long list of charges.

"On this incident, he is facing battery with a deadly weapon, five counts of felony evading, and also located in the vehicle in a search after his arrest were numerous fraud-related documents," said Zimmerman. Officer Byington is on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of LVMPD's investigation.

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