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VIDEO: Lone Cop Destroys Two Men Trying To Kill Him In Gas Station Gunfight

The would-be killers more men and more firepower, but this Jackson police officer came out on top.

Jackson, MS – A man was fatally shot by a Jackson police officer on Wednesday morning after he and his brother tried to murder the officer during a traffic stop.

The gunfight was captured on video (video below.)

The incident occurred just after 1 a.m. at a Valero gas station, when a Jackson police officer pulled over a white SUV for a traffic violation, WAPT reported.

The officer made contact with the driver, 30-year-old Elliot Reed. Reed’s brother, 26-year-old Chauncey Reed, was riding in the front passenger seat.

The officer was seen speaking with Elliot, while standing inside the open door of Elliot’s vehicle, surveillance footage showed.

Elliot then stepped out of the SUV, and a struggle ensued between him and the officer.

The officer grabbed Elliot around his legs at one point, and the men fell against the open door and a nearby vehicle.

Chauncey jumped out of the passenger side of the vehicle, and made his way towards the altercation.

The men struggled with the officer, and forced him backwards through a small space between the open SUV door and a nearby vehicle.

Elliot grabbed the officer, while Chauncey reached back inside the SUV.

He then drew out a weapon, and began shooting at the officer, The Kansas City Star reported.

Elliot and the officer fell to the ground behind a nearby vehicle, the video showed.

The officer quickly recovered, and fired his weapon at the brothers as he rushed to seek cover behind the trunk of his patrol vehicle. He fired additional rounds at the SUV, shattering the vehicle’s driver’s side window.

Police said that Elliot was hit multiple times during the gunfight, WDAM reported. He died at a local hospital several hours later.

Chauncey was taken into custody, and has been charged with capital murder and aggravated assault on a peace officer. Investigators said his actions during the altercation resulted in Elliot’s death.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation was leading the ongoing investigation, WAPT reported.

On Thursday, Chauncey was released from the Hinds County detention center “in error,” the sheriff’s office said, according to WAPT.

He was apprehended by Jackson police and U.S. marshals at approximately 11:30 p.m., and was being held at the Madison County Jail.

Command staff at the Hinds County detention center were reviewing the circumstances of the murder suspect’s accidental release.

The brothers’ family and friends rallied in his defense in the wake of the officer-involved shooting, and many said they did not believe the men had done anything to harm the officer.

"I think the whole thing is messed up,” one of the suspects’ cousins, who did not want to be named, told WLBT. “They say he was shooting at the police? I don't believe that. Because that's my little cousin. I know he ain't gonna shoot at no police.”

“He was a good person. He didn’t bother anyone,” one of Elliot’s friends, who also did not want to be named, told the news outlet. “Everybody has their flaws – who’s to say they didn’t just kill him because they felt threatened by him?”

You can watch surveillance footage of the gunfight in the video below. WARNING - Graphic Content:

Spot on brother.

Lots of morals to this story. Two suspects in car, don't walk into a small space to talk to driver. Call for back up before you approach. When I was a Reserve Deputy it was 10-78. But most importantly, the officer went home alive. It's like landing an airplane, any one you walk away from is a good one.

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There is nothing more disgusting than officers second guessing other officers involved in a shooting or other violent encounter. You weren't there. We only saw a short portion of the encounter, and that is only one dimensional. Only 2 morals to this story. First, survive. Second, ignore the Monday morning quarterbacks. @JDub, did you always need a backup on a traffic stop when there was a passenger? Did you ALWAYS have the perfect spot for a traffic stop? Of course not. Life happens and you do the best you can you what you have.

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If Obama had a son, he'd be just like those two.

Might have been able to get away if their pants were pulled up and not around their knees

The video won't convince their familty either cuz they are scumbummas sons

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Thats nice...Give the guy a backhanded compliment. Keep your tactical BS comment to the briefing room , not a public forum. Makes you seem really small, Captain Obvious!

@ddjd
If Obama had a son, he'd be going to an ivy league school like his daughters do.

Did you go to an ivy league school?

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Yes and I can spell "Ivy", unlike Obama "would be" sons!!!

“Everybody has their flaws – who’s to say they didn’t just kill him because they felt threatened by him?” Ghetto analysis that -unbeknowingly-means the officer had justifiable cause to wack Elliott. Don't you just love the ignorance of those who always get in trouble with the law?

So where are the idiot leftist liberal democrats screaming about gun control

More lowest common denominators!

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Idiot.

Africans again

Why did the officer not call for backup? Why would the officer put himself in harm's way unless he knew the suspects? Why would the officer not approach the vehicle from behind? Did the officer know the suspects? I'm not a police officer, but a lot about this video don't add up.

2 black males and the officer did not call for backup??? Ya'll I'm not saying the suspects were not in the wrong but look at the big picture. Something in this milk is not white.

Elliot, the man that was killed, was trying to prevent the officer from reaching his gun. He wanted to live. Chauncey set it off with the shooting.

The police officer needs to go back for some training. You don't pat someone down while they are standing within the vehicle. We have no audio. What was said to set Elliot Reed off? We need all the information to ensure correct training.

Elliott and the police officer talked a few minutes before it went crazy. The police might have said "I'm killing you today." which might have put Elliott in defence mode. I say again we need to hear the audio!!!

ipatrick, you went from credible to ridiculous in one statement: (officer:) "I'm killing you today." Nothing (within the bounds of reality) an officer says warrants physical resistance. You will lose.

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