Dashcam video released of fatal shooting on Interstate 71

Posted by The King Slayer 2018 years ago in Police videos
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The harrowing screams of a little girl have been captured on police cameras after her father was shot dead in front of her by an officer following a high speed chase of their family van. Roy Evans Jr., 37, was killed in front of his three young children and girlfriend Amanda Pauley in Strongsville, Ohio on Tuesday when he was eventually stopped by police following a 14-minute chase. Evans was forced to stop his vehicle when he drove across spike strips that officers had placed across the Interstate 71. Police dispatch logs say Evans had reached down to light a cigarette just before he was fatally shot by an officer. Officers could be seen approaching the vehicle with their guns drawn just moments before. Dash cameras captured his distraught daughter screaming out for her mother as officers appeared to lead Pauley away. Evans' son could also be heard in the footage crying for his father, while Pauley begged officers: 'Please don't let him die'. The Ohio Attorney General's Office said no weapons were found in the van during a search by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. They are now investigating the shooting to determine whether or not the van itself was used as a weapon. Pauley, who had been dating Evans for 10 years, said he was wrong to speed away from the cops and she had begged him to stop, but believes he should have been jailed and not shot dead.'I see that man's face every night when I close my eyes,' Pauley told Fox8. 'I'll never forget the vibrations of the gun. I'll never forget the man I love falling, his blood all over me. 'That cop had no right to open the car door and shoot him twice in the chest.' Few details of the shooting have been released apart from the Strongsville police dispatch log. It lists brief descriptions of radio calls made by officers. The dispatch log indicated that the van had rammed one of the police cruisers during the 14-minute chase. The first police radio call was logged shortly before 2.30am on Tuesday and indicated that an officer had tried to stop Evans but he refused to pull over. The van exited the interstate before re-entering the interstate on its southbound lanes. The officer reported that the van was traveling with no headlights on and that its engine was 'smoking.' Minutes later, an officer said the Ohio State Highway Patrol was setting up spike strips. The dispatch report said the van ran over the spike strips at more than 90 mph. Three minutes later, an officer reported that a 'balding' white male was reportedly seen 'reaching down below, lighting a cigarette.' An entry a minute later said shots were fired. Strongsville has not identified the officer who fired the fatal shot. None of the officers was wearing body cameras, but their cruisers were equipped with dashboard cameras.

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