Suspect fatally shot as he dragged Illinois cops at gas station, video shows

Suspect fatally shot as he dragged Illinois cops at gas station, video shows


Cops in Illinois fatally shot a man who stole a car at a gas station and tried to drive away — slamming the vehicle in reverse and dragging officers with him, police body-cam video shows.

The footage, released Wednesday, shows DeShawn Tatum, 25, first running through an alley in Rock Island before stealing a bystander’s car at a Chicken Shack gas station and dragging two officers as he crashed into a building on April 1.

“Get out of the f–king car!” one officer yelled just before Tatum slammed into reverse. The cops then opened fire as one officer opened the driver’s door as Tatum tried to drive off, according to the footage.

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“Gun, gun!” one officer yells.

Tatum tried to grab one officer’s weapon as the car was in reverse and the weapon fired, shattering the passenger side window and grazing another cop’s head, according to the Quad City Times.

Deshawn Tatum later died at a hospital from gunshot

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