Dramatic video from a police-involved shooting in Victorville, California shows a very lucky man surviving his attempted murder of police officers.
Cops say Ari Young, a 21-year-old, attacked a lone female deputy, beating her savagely. Eventually she drew her gun to repel his attack, but he disarmed her and tried to shoot her. A neighbor caught the attack on video.
Moments later, at least two additional deputies arrived on the scene in their SUVs. Young, still holding the gun, fired at least one more shot before deputies opened fire.
Remarkably, Mr. Young survived with non-life-threatening injuries.
Here’s the video (possibly NSFW):
Here’s the story from The Victorville Daily Press:
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Ari Young, 21, of Victorville, in one incident that occurred at the end of Cabazon Court. Young was arrested in connection with the attempted murder of a peace officer.
Video of the dramatic altercation, which involved Deputy Meagan Forsberg, quickly spread on social media.
The video, filmed by a neighbor, shows Forsberg pinned down on the ground as she attempted to fire at Young at least twice.
The incident began when Young’s mother called authorities at 8:25 a.m., saying: “Oh my God, oh my God, send the police. I need my son removed from my home,” according to a sheriff’s department statement.
Video shows the man grabbing the deputy’s left arm as he punches her in the face. With Forsberg on her back on the ground, she pulls her weapon and fires. Although the video is partially obscured by a tree, Young is shown taking the pistol from Forsberg’s hand. As she runs away, Young can be seen cocking the handgun and shooting in her direction.
Forsberg was not hit by gunfire, the sheriff’s statement said.
At that point, three sheriff’s department SUVs pull up with lights and sirens on. Deputies get out of their vehicles, guns drawn, yelling at Young to drop the gun. He ignored their commands, the department said. The deputies then opened fire.
Fortunately the deputy escaped with her life and minimal injuries.