Armored Suspect Attacks Louisiana Cops with Automatic Weapon

This compilation of agency-provided body and dash camera footage depicts a traffic stop gone wrong, which turns into a chase and gunfight with the suspect. The suspect is armed with an automatic weapon and proceeds to attack any and all law enforcement encountered, eventually taking his own life (not shown).


The footage begins with the initial traffic stop. The subject is stopped for having inoperable lights on his vehicle. Note that there is a female passenger inside. He demurs when asked to provide identification, and when he very obviously stumbles with a fake name, the Cameron Parish deputy tells him to step out of the vehicle at 02:01. When asked if he has any weapons, the suspect speeds off at 02:11. The deputy gets in his vehicle to give chase, but at 02:59, the suspect fires at him with an automatic weapon. 03:10 begins the encounter from the cruiser's dash camera, showing the chase. At 03:57, the suspect is shown feigning surrender by pulling over before opening fire. The suspect turns around to head in the opposite direction, firing at the Cameron deputy as he passes.


Fleeing into nearby Calcasieu Parish, the suspect encounters a Louisiana State Trooper, as depicted at 04:18. The trooper is already running code (lights on), presumably to respond to the incident in Cameron. When the suspect passes on the left, he opens fire. At 04: 48, the trooper turns around to chase the suspect. At 05:09, we see footage from the responding State Trooper after the suspect has crashed into a ditch, with the body and dash cameras juxtaposed. As the trooper and suspect exchange rounds, the trooper becomes more and more panicked- he is, for the moment, alone and outgunned. It's interesting to note that while he returns fire and reloads competently, he is almost unintelligible on the radio at 05:48. This is because, as revealed later, the trooper has taken a round to the head. This clearly shows the value of well-trained muscle memory. At 06:24, other responding officers can be heard giving commands to the subject. At 06:46, the trooper transitions to his AR-15.


Not depicted here, the suspect and the police exchanged rounds for approximately half an hour before he was spotted, deceased, with a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. The female passenger was unharmed. As confirmed by the blood on the ground in these pictures, the trooper suffered a non-life-threatening shot to the head. No other officers were injured. Pictures of the shot police vehicles are displayed at 07:03. Upon closer inspection, the suspect (occluded here) was found in possession of body armor and an automatic weapon.

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Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


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Published 4 months ago

This compilation of agency-provided body and dash camera footage depicts a traffic stop gone wrong, which turns into a chase and gunfight with the suspect. The suspect is armed with an automatic weapon and proceeds to attack any and all law enforcement encountered, eventually taking his own life (not shown).


The footage begins with the initial traffic stop. The subject is stopped for having inoperable lights on his vehicle. Note that there is a female passenger inside. He demurs when asked to provide identification, and when he very obviously stumbles with a fake name, the Cameron Parish deputy tells him to step out of the vehicle at 02:01. When asked if he has any weapons, the suspect speeds off at 02:11. The deputy gets in his vehicle to give chase, but at 02:59, the suspect fires at him with an automatic weapon. 03:10 begins the encounter from the cruiser's dash camera, showing the chase. At 03:57, the suspect is shown feigning surrender by pulling over before opening fire. The suspect turns around to head in the opposite direction, firing at the Cameron deputy as he passes.


Fleeing into nearby Calcasieu Parish, the suspect encounters a Louisiana State Trooper, as depicted at 04:18. The trooper is already running code (lights on), presumably to respond to the incident in Cameron. When the suspect passes on the left, he opens fire. At 04: 48, the trooper turns around to chase the suspect. At 05:09, we see footage from the responding State Trooper after the suspect has crashed into a ditch, with the body and dash cameras juxtaposed. As the trooper and suspect exchange rounds, the trooper becomes more and more panicked- he is, for the moment, alone and outgunned. It's interesting to note that while he returns fire and reloads competently, he is almost unintelligible on the radio at 05:48. This is because, as revealed later, the trooper has taken a round to the head. This clearly shows the value of well-trained muscle memory. At 06:24, other responding officers can be heard giving commands to the subject. At 06:46, the trooper transitions to his AR-15.


Not depicted here, the suspect and the police exchanged rounds for approximately half an hour before he was spotted, deceased, with a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. The female passenger was unharmed. As confirmed by the blood on the ground in these pictures, the trooper suffered a non-life-threatening shot to the head. No other officers were injured. Pictures of the shot police vehicles are displayed at 07:03. Upon closer inspection, the suspect (occluded here) was found in possession of body armor and an automatic weapon.

About the Author

Author's Photo

Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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