A routine traffic stop in Middlefield, Ohio turned into a deadly shootout between police who killed the suspect armed with an AK-47. A police dashboard camera caught the shootout on tape. The dash-cam video shows the man opening the car door and shooting approximately 30 times at police with an AK-47 assault rifle. The bullets exploded through the cruiser’s windshield.
The gunman, 42-year-old James L. Gilkerson is then heard screaming “Kill me! Kill me!”
Two officers were shot during the incident. Officers returned fire, killing the man.
Numerous weapons, books on bomb-making and explosives were found in the suspect’s car. Someone somewhere sold this guy these guns and bomb-making supplies. I wonder if he got them at a gun show, with no background check.
Here’s the video: Warning, Graphic!