Video Shows Pursuit Between Police, Murder Suspect In Broken Bow


Friday, July 22nd 2016, 8:48 pm
By: News On 6


New video shows the aftermath of a shootout between a murder suspect and police.

The video shows dozens of bullet holes in the patrol car of Officer Richard Williamson.

Broken Bow police got a tip that Andre Johnson was headed their way and tried to buy ammo just outside of town, so the chief called in all the troops.

Williamson was off duty that day but went in to help, along with officers from Broken Bow, Idabel, the County, OHP and Tribal police.

Officers say Johnson refused to stop, so the pursuit carried them through the main part Broken Bow, including a neighborhood.

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Williamson said he tried to break free from the pursuit to get ahead of, or next to, Johnson's SUV to ram him, but Johnson was at a dead end.

He did a U-turn, but officers blocked him in. That’s when Johnson jumped out and ran.

Williamson jumped out of his patrol car, and that's when Johnson ran straight toward the officer, shooting.

In the video, you can see Johnson jump on the hood of Williamson's patrol car, slide across it and run toward a house.

Another officer shot and killed Johnson.

Video of the next day shows Williamson's patrol, with a shattered passenger window and around a dozen bullet holes in the windshield - three where the officer's head would have been, another in his driver's window.