Video was recently released of a fatal February shootout involving Texas Department of public safety officers. Edward Montelongo was stopped by DPS for a traffic violation. The officer then attempted to arrest him after he provided a false name. Following a scuffle, Montelongo, of San Antonio, took off with a DPS helicopter guiding the pursuit.
Montelongo eventually stopped after blowing a tire. The helicopter pilot could see the driver reaching under his seat and warned the officers in the patrol cars.
The subsequent shootout was captured on video.
Montelongo shot one officer in the right arm. He was then shot in the stomach by another officer with an AR.
The video clearly shows the officers attempting to apply a tourniquet to the injured officer’s arm. Montelongo was airlifted to a local hospital, but died the next day.