A female double-shooting suspect died while trying to evade arrest — and her death at the hands of police was caught on disturbing video.
The Tulsa Police Department released dash cam video on Thursday of the young female suspect being run over by a patrol car during a pursuit. According to CBS News, Madison Sueann Dickson, 21, was wanted for a series of gun-related crimes, including shooting a man in the head and a woman in the arm during an attempted carjacking.
Dickson died of her injuries.
The video footage, obtained by multiple news outlets including the New York Daily News, shows the moment the gun-wielding Dickson was deliberately hit by a patrol car. Dickson, who is clearly holding a gun in the footage, had allegedly shot at police after abandoning her car following a high-speed chase last Saturday.
Tulsa police officers had been searching for Dickson, who they spotted on Saturday as she got into a pickup truck at an apartment complex. Officers followed her as the female driver of the truck led law enforcement on a high-speed chase.
At one point, Dickson jumped out of the vehicle near an elementary school and began exchanging fire with at least two police officers before begin deliberately struck by Officer Jonathan Grafton. No one was hit during the shooting.
According to an article in Tulsa World, police spokesman Leland Ashley said officers were trying to stop her “because of the threat she represented.”
Grafton, a six-year veteran of the department, remains on paid leave while the incident is under routine investigation.
Dickson was wanted on charges including shooting with intent to kill, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, unauthorized use of a vehicle, attempted larceny and discharging a firearm in a public place from events that took place on March 11 and March 12.
According to Tulsa World, Dickson had dropped out of a drug treatment center about three months before her crime spree began.