A police’s dash cam caught the tense moments when an Arkansas man appeared to open fire on him during a traffic stop Sunday.
Luis Cobos-Cenobio, 29 is accused of shooting at multiple Washington County officers after Corporal Brett Thompson attempted to pull him over on South Barrington Road in Tontitown. According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, police said Cobos-Cenobio stopped on nearby Steele Road, exited his car, and shot at Thompson, who was out of his cruiser at the time.
The suspect allegedly drove off, only to stop moments later to let a female passenger out of the car and take off again. Twenty minutes later, police said a Springdale officer spotted his car—leading him to open fire once again.
The Fayetteville Police Department and Arkansas State Police joined in on the pursuit that went into Fayetteville and back to Springdale. The Democrat-Gazette reported that ordeal ended with Cobos-Cenobio stopping his car and surrendering to police.
Citing an arrest affidavit, KFSM reported that Cobos-Cenobio told police he “wanted to die.”
No officers were injured in last weekend’s shootout. However, footage the Washington County Sheriff’s Office released Tuesday shows Thompson’s cruiser riddled with bullet holes.
Reports indicated that Cobos-Cenobio is in the country illegally. The Democrat-Gazette reported that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement placed a hold on him as he faces four counts of attempted capital murder and one charge each of fleeing, terroristic act, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
[Featured image: Washington County Sheriff’s Office video screengrab]