An Arkansas traffic stop turned into two exchanges of gunfire with police and a car chase earlier this week. The Washington County Sheriff’s Department has released this video which captures the first shootout with an officer.
In dashcam footage released by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect, identified as 29-year-old Luis Cobos-Cenobio, is seen eventually pulling over, leaning out of his car and firing his gun directly at the officer’s vehicle parked behind him. The video then shows Cobos-Cenobio leaving his car and continuing to shoot while approaching the deputy’s vehicle.
Cobos-Cenobio and Corporal Brett Thompson exchanged 50 rounds. The officer wasn’t hit and the suspect sustained a single gunshot wound to the shoulder.
Note the passing car that stops and watches before backing away from the gunfire.
An alert was issued for Cobos-Cenobio and his vehicle. He was spotted by officers with the Springdale Police Department, after which Cobos-Cenobio exchanged gunfire with them while officers tried to stop the vehicle, according to authorities.
The chase continued into Fayetteville, Arkansas, with officers from the Fayetteville Police Department and Arkansas State Police assisting. The suspect eventually returned to Springdale, where he stopped and surrendered, according to Springdale Police.
Cobos-Cenobio will be getting a first hand tour of the inner workings of the Arkansas criminal justice system.
Cobos-Cenobio was charged with four counts of attempted capital murder, committing a terroristic act, fleeing, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, and was being held on $500,000 bond, Kelly Cantrell, a spokesperson for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, told ABC News.