Dramatic moment Louisville cop leans through a car window inches from female passenger and shoots and injures black suspect who complained he was being 'harassed' before he pulled a revolver and fired
- Cops shot Elijah Eubanks, 20, non-fatally early Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky
- Police were on a call of a suspicious occupied vehicle in apartment complex
- Eubanks refused to exit the vehicle and then pulled revolver, bodycam shows
- Suspect fired one shot but missed and officers returned fire hitting him, cops say
Police have released bodycam footage of an officer leaning through a car inches from a female passenger to shoot at a suspect who pulled a gun.
Suspect Elijah Eubanks, 20, is hospitalized in stable condition after drawing a revolver and firing once at police in Louisville, Kentucky at around 1am on Saturday, officials said at a press conference.
The incident unfolded at the Breckinridge Square Apartments, where residents complained to an off-duty officer who lives in the complex about an unfamiliar car with suspicious individuals inside.
The off-duty officer called the complaint in, and Louisville Metro PD patrol officers Ian Stuart and Eric Goldschmidt responded to the scene.
Suspect Elijah Eubanks, 20, is in stable condition after a shootout with police in Kentucky
Louisville cops approach the suspicious vehicle parked in an apartment complex with Eubanks seated in the front passenger seat at about 1am on Saturday
The officer on the driver's side shines a light on Eubanks as he refuses to exit the SUV
'Why are you harassing me sir?' Eubanks asks the cops repeatedly as they tell him to get out
With the two males sitting in front and the female in the rear, Officer Stuart approaches the drivers side and instructs the driver to exit. The driver complies.
Meanwhile, Officer Goldschmidt approaches the front passenger's side and instructs Eubank to exit the vehicle. He does not comply.
'Why are you harassing me sir?' asks Eubanks.
'We had a call of suspicious individuals, nobody recognized in this car,' Goldschmidt replies'
'This is her mom's house, this is his car' says Eubanks, pointing at the other occupants of the car.
'Alright well chill for a second, and we'll talk to you. If everything's fine then we don't have a problem,' replies Goldschmidt.
Eubanks repeatedly refused to exit the car. From the driver's side, Stuart unlocks the vehicle's doors and Goldschmidt opens the passenger's door.
In a flash, Eubank's hand raises holding a dark object toward Goldschmidt's face. It happens too quickly for the bodycam to capture clearly.
Officer Goldschmidt's view is seen as he opens the passenger side door of the SUV
In a flash, Eubank's hand raises holding a dark object toward Goldschmidt's face. A shadow falls on the object and it happens too quickly for the bodycam to capture clearly
Officer Stuart's view is seen as he leans in the driver's side of the SUV and fires through it
Eubank rolls and crawls bleeding as officers approach to take him into custody
'Oh s**t! Gun! Gun gun gun!' shouts Goldschmidt, sprinting for cover.
Multiple shots ring out.
On the driver's side, Stuart leans through the open window of the back seat and fires at Eubanks through the vehicle, inches from the female passenger, who is still sitting inside.
Eubanks is struck by the gunfire and falls to the ground.
The officers call for backup and repeatedly instruct him to stop moving as he rolls and tries to crawl. Finally Goldschmidt approaches and handcuffs him.
Police recovered a handgun on the ground outside the SUV. Evidence photos show it to be a snub-nosed revolver with metallic finish and wooden grip.
Eubank was rushed to University of Louisville Hospital. Neither officer was injured.
Cops said they recovered this revolver on the ground outside of the SUV
The car's other passengers were also uninjured. Police said they cooperated and have not been charged.
Louisville Police Chief Steve Conrad said the video was released quickly because the department strives to be 'a model of transparency'.
Eubank remains hospitalized and has yet to be charged.
It comes two days after an off-duty police officer in Hopkinsville, Kentucky was shot and killed.
The suspect in that case, 34-year-old James K. Decoursey, was found and killed Friday by law enforcement officials in Tennessee.
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