Ohio police dashcam footage shows shocking moment when suspect jumps out of car shooting

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Ohio police dashcam footage shows shocking moment when suspect jumps out of car shooting — and is killed by officers

Kevin Bailey, 22, opened fire on officers after a traffic stop and short car chase. A grand jury found the officers were justified in returning fire and killing the man.

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Toxicology reports found Bailey had no traces of drugs or alcohol in his system. The gun he used had its serial number scratched off.

Shocking dashcam video footage from an Ohio police cruiser shows a young man getting out of his car to fire several shots at a police officer, who returns fire, killing the man.

A grand jury recently found the two Solon officers justified in their use of force in killing Kevin Bailey, 22, during the March incident. The report, and incredible close-up video footage, was released Monday.


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Photos of one cruiser show eight bullet holes in the windshield — most centered on the driver’s side of the glass.


“I don’t think there was ever any question that the actions taken by the Solon Police on that night were unfortunate but necessary and completely driven by Mr. Bailey’s unprovoked choice to shoot,” Chief Christopher Viland said in a statement. “We were confident that an objective review would reach the same conclusions that we have internally, that our officers responded in a competent and professional manner to an unthinkable attack on a Sunday evening, neutralizing an armed threat by someone actively trying to take their lives, and immediately rendering first aid upon the incident’s conclusion.”


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Bailey escapes from officers in his car after his initial pullover, but a quarter mile later, he emerges from the car with gun in hand.

It all began March 17 when officers stopped Bailey for an illegal lane change. Their conversation, recorded on camera and the officer’s microphone, is cordial as Bailey says he’s lost.


There are three bullet holes in the front of the second cruiser.

“Is there anything illegal in the car?” Officer Steven Davis asks. “There ain’t no weed?”

Bailey tells the officer, no, that he doesn’t smoke, but Davis says “I’m getting a whiff of it out here.”


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Solon Police officer pulled over Kevin Bailey, 22, on March 17 after they see him making an illegal lane change.

When Davis radios dispatch, he’s told Bailey has prior drug and weapons convictions. A second officer shows up, and when the men ask Bailey to step out of the car, he rolls up his window and turns on the engine.

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About a minute before the fatal shootout, Bailey sent his mother a text that read: “I love u I’m gone I’m fena die I’m not going back to jail.”

“You don’t have to roll your window up, you’re not going anywhere,” Davis tells Bailey. “Don’t do it, don’t do it!”


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Several of the shots penetrated well inside the first patrol cruiser.

Bailey takes off down the road, but only gets about a quarter mile before he drives onto an embankment and is pinned in by the officer’s cruiser.

That’s when he jumps out, semiautomatic pistol in hand, and fires off at least six shots. Officers returned fire, shooting him four times — including once in the head — and killing him.


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Bailey leaps from the car, semiautomatic pistol in hand, and begins to fire.

Bailey is shot dead during his showdown with police.

About a minute before the fatal shootout, Bailey sent his mother a text message reading, “I love u I’m gone I’m fena die I’m not going back to jail.”

Davis was shot in the arm and the bulletproof vest — damaging his police badge. Both officers have since returned to active duty.

Toxicology reports found Bailey had no traces of drugs or alcohol in his system. The gun he used had its serial number scratched off.

Photos of one cruiser show eight bullet holes in the windshield — most centered on the driver’s side of the glass. There are three holes in the front of the second cruiser.

The entire incident — from when Bailey is first pulled over until he was shot dead — spanned only about eight minutes.

“The video from the officers’ dashboard camera speaks for itself as to the life-threatening circumstances faced by the police,” Cuyahoga County prosecutor Timothy McGinty said in ruling the shooting justified.
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He won't do that again...
 

Falldog

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Damn, dropped like a rock.
 
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Curious why they blurred his face out... I could see when the did the head shot but not getting out of the car etc...
 

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Fuck that piece of ghetto trash....can't even escape right, practicing 3 point turns in the middle of a pursuit.
 

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Fuck that piece of ghetto trash....can't even escape right, practicing 3 point turns in the middle of a pursuit.
It's lucky he didn't hit that mailbox. That's a federal offense.
 

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The horrible grammar in that text message makes me want to posthumously kick the idiot in the dick.

Glad the cops made it through OK, and shit-bird won't be clogging up the prison system. What an idiot.
 

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Not so "shocking" is it? The guy was a tactical dunce.