Dash-cam video, 911 calls released in Oregon Police shootout
Tue, 12 Apr 2011 01:30:54 GMT —
A drunken suspect opened fired on Oregon Police officers on Sunday. The officers were not injured but the gunman, 23-year-old Jeff Belew was.
Now, we are learning more about exactly what happened through the release of dash-cam video and 911 calls.
The incident began with a fight and a 911 hang up call.
Operator: Hello. This is the Oregon Police. We just got a 911 call from this number. Is everything ok?
Caller: Um, yeah, no. Can you come out to the Picadilly Apartments? My boyfriend-- his brother brought him home-- he was a little drunk and he's beating the **** out of him in the hallway. He's stomping his head and everything
As the call continued, the threat level increased.
Caller: He's got a gun. He's got his license but they're all drunk.
Oregon Police crews were dispatched to the scene but the first to arrive was greeted by Belew and his gun.
Police scanner: Shots fired. Shots fired on officers.
Belew fired at least five times; hitting a police cruiser twice. Other officers return fire, striking Belew and sending him to the ground.
A witness then approaches and moves the gun away from Belew and towards officers.
Police scanner: We've got a suspect. Officers at this point are OK.
The whole situation left neighbors shaken but everyone thankful that no one else was hurt.
Belew remains at Mercy St. Vincent's with non-life threatening injuries. Charges against him are pending.
The officer who pulled the trigger is on paid leave.