EXCLUSIVE: Arkansas Sheriff’s department releases dash cam video of shootout with illegal alien driver (VIDEO)
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Arkansas has released dash cam video footage and disturbing details of a traffic stop on Sunday that resulted in a frightening shootout.
The suspect, a 29-year-old Hispanic male identified as Luis COBOS-CENOBIO first refused to stop, then when he eventually did stop, he came out firing at the officer.
Below is the dash-cam video, and a full account from the Sheriff’s office of how the incident played out.
ICE reportedly has placed a hold on Cobos-Cenobio.
Below is the full statement released by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on their Facebook page:
Since there is already bystander footage that has been shared via social media and local news outlets regarding the traffic stop that occurred this past Sunday (Nov 11, 2018), and because of the great public interest it has generated, Sheriff Helder made the decision to share the combined footage that includes Corporal Thompson’s dash cam as well.
We are so thankful Corporal Thompson, all other officers who were involved, as well as citizens who were in the areas of the incident, were unharmed.
NOTE: Below is the news release issued on 11/11 about the incident. The suspect was located and arrested. The female wanted out of the vehicle and it was determined she didn’t commit a crime. The suspect is currently being held at the Washington County Detention Center on (4 Counts) Attempted Capital Murder, Act of Terrorism, Fleeing, PCS Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
November 11, 2018
Suspect Shot at Deputy on Traffic Stop, Takes Off, Arrest Made after Pursuit and Exchange of Gunfire, Multiple Agencies Involved
On November 11, 2018 at approximately 12:43 p.m., Washington County Corporal Brett Thompson initiated a traffic stop on the driver of a vehicle (green Saturn), traveling northbound on S. Barrington Road near Steele Road in Tontitown, for a traffic violation. The driver refused to stop, then turned eastbound onto Steele Road, slowed down, but continued driving. Corporal Thompson could see the driver moving around in the seat, and could see there was a passenger with him as well. The driver of the vehicle eventually stopped on Steele Road. When Corporal Thompson exited his vehicle, the driver immediately opened his car door and began shooting at Corporal Thompson. Corporal Thompson returned fire and numerous rounds were exchanged before the suspect jumped back into his vehicle and took off, eastbound on Steele Road. He traveled a short distance, stopped and let a female passenger out of the vehicle, then took off again.
A Be On the Lookout (BOLO) was issued for the suspect and vehicle. A Springdale Police officer located the vehicle on 71B near Shady Grove Road in Springdale, where shots were exchanged again. The suspect was pursued into Fayetteville, where Fayetteville Police and Arkansas State Police joined the pursuit. The suspect traveled back into Springdale, where he was eventually stopped at Don Tyson and S. Thompson and arrested by Springdale Police Officers.
When the suspect, identified as Luis COBOS-CENOBIO, H/M, 29, was arrested, he had a wound to the left arm/shoulder. Springdale Police transported him to Northwest Medical Center, where he was treated and released into their custody.
No officers or deputies were injured in the incident.
Arkansas State Police will be investigating the officer involved shooting.
Washington County confirms ICE has a ‘hold when arrested’ order out for the suspect involved in a shoot-out & massive police pursuit through Washington County Sunday. The suspect is identified as 29-year-old Luis Cobos-Cenobio. https://t.co/uqqFC3JP8V
— Craig Cannon (@4029Craig) November 12, 2018
WATCH: @WashingtonCoSO just released THIS dash cam video showing the moment a man opened fire during a traffic stop. Cpl. Thompson left uninjured. Luis Cobos-Cenobio is in custody at the @SpringdalePD. He’s been charged with committing a terrorist act, fleeing, & drug possession. pic.twitter.com/fmAyYO0VcA
— Peyton Yager (@peytonyager) November 14, 2018
Luis Cobos-Cenobio, 29, of 1337 Shannon St. faces four charges of attempted capital murder and one charge each of fleeing, terroristic act, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. https://t.co/Giu2WqzymE
— NWA Democrat-Gazette (@nwademgaz) November 13, 2018
I’m at the corner of Don Tyson and Thompson in Springdale where a police chase ended. Springdale PD, Fayetteville PD, Washington County Sheriff and Arkansas State Police are on the scene. #NWAnews #UPDATE #4029news pic.twitter.com/qtBCOmc7m1
— Christopher Redfearn (@4029ChrisRed) November 11, 2018
#newsupdate We now know that a 29-year-old man lead law enforcement on a chase through Washington County. He fired at them during the chase but eventually surrendered. He was treated for a gunshot wound to the shoulder, then taken to the Washington County Jail. pic.twitter.com/mYVWUgMBZO
— Christopher Redfearn (@4029ChrisRed) November 12, 2018
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