Recently released dashcam footage highlights the dramatic scene in which a police cruiser appeared to run over a murder suspect during a shootout between the cops and the alleged perp.
The video, obtained by WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan, captures the very moment when suspect Adam Nolin, 33, appears to shoot at officers before being run down by a police car on a Grand Rapids highway.
Back in September 2018, Nolin was accused of murdering his girlfriend, Tia Mae Randall, 27, in Wyoming.
That same day, he allegedly led police on a chase down US-131 where he was later run over. Police say he got out of his pickup truck and started shooting at officers before he was hit by a vehicle.
No officers were hit by the bullets or injured in any way.
Nolin, on the other hand, looked pretty beat up in his mug shot. He was hospitalized for non-life threatening injuries to his face and arm, and also sustained abrasions to the face.
"A patrol car is a tool," Dr. Kristin Poleski, a criminal justice professor at Ferris State University, told WOOD-TV last month. "You have seconds, split seconds, to make a decision, to evaluate the situation.... Officers did need to take action quickly in the safest manner possible for everybody."
The suspect is facing multiple charges for the murder of Randall and attempted murder of police officers.
Randall was reportedly killed by a single gunshot at her home. Meanwhile, neighbors told WOOD-TV in late September that authorities told them that she was shot in the head.
Randall was a mother of two, and both of her children were younger than 7 years old. They have since been taken into the custody of Children's Protective Services.
[Photo Credit: Kent County Jail]
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