This may look like a scene from Hype Williams’ “Belly,” but we assure you…it’s real life.
In Oregon, a dash cam in a state trooper’s car captured the moment when a father taking his children on a road trip opened fire on an officer after he was pulled over for speeding.
This is how the dramatic…and eventually deadly exchange, unfolded:
John Van Allen, 34, was driving with three of his children when he was pulled over on Interstate 84 east of Portland, Oregon by Trooper Matt Zistel, 26, for speeding.
But what was supposed to be a routine traffic stop soon escalated into violence when Van Allen emerged from the car and, despite Zistel urging him to get back inside, pulled out a gun.
The officer and Van Allen fired on each other.
After several seconds, he heads back to his car, a black Cadillac, and drives off as Zistel desperately calls for help.
‘Shots fired, I’ve been hit in the side, I’m okay,’ Zistel says. ‘Suspect left.’
Van Allen doesn’t appear to be hurt, but responding officers found Allen’s car on the shoulder of the freeway half a mile away. He was dead inside with a gun wound to his chest. Three of his five children – a 10-year-old girl and two boys, aged 13 and 15 – were also at the scene, but they were not hurt. Van Allen’s family said it was out of character for him to pull a gun on an officer.
The officer sustained non-life threatening injuries and an investigation cleared him of any wrongdoing.
Watch the insane video above. WARNING: it may be disturbing to some.
SOURCE: Daily Mail | VIDEO SOURCE: YouTube