BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — Dash cam video shows a driver open fire on a Battle Creek police officer during a traffic stop on Saturday.
The dash cam video released Monday by the Battle Creek Police Department is time-stamped around 3:12 p.m. Saturday and shows the officer pull the suspect over in the area of Hubbard Street and W. Goodale Avenue.
The video shows the officer approach the driver’s side window of the car he pulled over and say, “What’s up, man.” At that point, without responding, the driver pulls a handgun and fires what sounds like a single shot.
The shooter then takes off in his car.
The officer was not actually shot. He returned fire at the fleeing car, firing what sounds like 10 shots as he reported “shots fired, shots fired,” into his radio.
The video shows the officer start to pursue the suspect, telling dispatchers, “He shot me. I’m not hit.”
The suspect led officers on a car chase through a residential neighborhood that reached speeds of up to 70 mph, according to the officer, for a few minutes.
“I can hardly hear,” the officer told dispatchers.
At one point, the suspect’s car spun around, facing the way he had come, before he regained control and kept driving. He dodged around passing vehicles, coming close to a few.
“If anybody can take that car out, do it,” someone orders over the radio.
The suspect eventually ditched his vehicle and holed up in a home on W. Coolidge Street just west of North Avenue, around a mile from where the traffic stop happened. The standoff ended around 7 p.m. when a K-9 bit the suspect, who was taken to the hospital to be checked out.
The suspect, 21-year-old Darriyone Zamone Clark-Brown, was arraigned Monday in Calhoun County District Court on several charges, including assault with intent to murder, carrying a concealed weapon, felony firearm, fleeing and eluding, resisting, obstructing or assaulting an officer and driving without a license.
Clark-Brown does not appear to have a criminal record.
A judge set his bond at $250,000.