Body camera video was recently released showing San Francisco officers in a shootout with a murder suspect. Officers fired at least 65 times in just 15 seconds and were unable to hit the suspect.
The shootout occurred on Feb. 17 in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood when officers confronted homicide suspect Joel Armstrong inside an RV at a homeless encampment, reported Fox News.
Armstrong, 31, was suspected of shooting 2 men during a carjacking the day before. One of those men died.
“Armstrong had already killed a man and shot another in the Panhandle that evening before stealing an Amazon delivery driver’s Toyota 4Runner to make a getaway and hole up in the RV, according to police,” reported The San Francisco Gate.
The body camera footage shows Armstrong fire at the officers, who mercilessly returned fire.
“Nobody was struck by gunfire during this incident. The evidence in the case so far indicates Armstrong fired two rounds from a weapon, and that seven officers fired 65 rounds from their department-issued weapons,” SFPD Commander Greg McEachern said.
Armstrong eventually gave up, and he was arrested and charged with murder, carjacking, 8 counts of attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, discharge of a firearm and receiving stolen property.
Watch the video below: