Criminal Law

Vancouver cop fired more than 40 rounds through windshield

A Vancouver police officer sat in the passenger seat of a speeding police car and used the dashboard to stabilize his AR-15 rifle as he shot through the front windshield at a fleeing truck carrying a suspected killer, spraying more than 40 rounds over several miles on Portland freeways.

The chase hit speeds of up to 110 mph, according to sources familiar with the case but not authorized to talk about it publicly.

Firing through the windshield would initially shatter glass and deflect the first bullets but then most likely would bore a hole through the glass that would create an opening that after a few rounds would allow subsequent bullets to fly pretty straight, experts said.

Read the source article at oregonlive.com

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