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Terrifying dash-cam footage captures the moment a crazed motorist opened fire with an AK-47 rifle at police officers who had just pulled him over for a minor traffic violation in Middlefield, Ohio. James Gilkerson, 42, exited his parked car and then fired 37 shots at the officers and their patrol car, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported. Officers Erin Thomas and Brandon Savage returned fire, killing Gilkerson.
Stanko said eight 40-round magazines were found inside Gilkerson’s car, as well as some disturbing reading material (e.g., Backyard Rocketry: Converting Model Rockets into Explosive Missiles and Homemade Detonators: How to Make Them)
"He was a scumbag, and a terrorist, and he's dead," Stanko said.
Originally posted by alienreality
It's a good bet he was fully funded by our own FBI
Pretty sad to see this actually...edit on 5-5-2013 by alienreality because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by VoidHawk
What really surprises me is the people in the background. Just crossing the road like nothings happened
I'll look closer at this as it does seem a little odd to me.
Originally posted by Signals
Suicide by Cop....
100% guaranteed to work....100% of the time...
You can hear him yell "KILL ME!'
The fact of the AK being used should not phase judgement on this nutcase, could have been any gun, or any weapon.
Originally posted by DAVID64
reply to post by VoidHawk
Not really. In the movies, you see guys getting knocked 10 ft by a shotgun blast, but it just doesn't work that way. Cops are probably using 9 mm and while it does have enough power, it's not gonna make the guy do the movie style jiggle and dance. I counted 26 rounds fired by police but I bet maybe 10 or less actually hit him.
Originally posted by IamAbeliever
You can hear him yell, "kill me, kill me" after the police return fire. He apparently wanted to die.