Chicago, IL – Police released dash-cam video on Thursday of the police officer who fatally shot a 19 year old while pinned between the suspect’s SUV and his police cruiser (video below).
The video showed that Juan Flores intentionally backed into Chicago Police Officer Jesse Oeink, pinning him between their two vehicles.
From his trapped position, Officer Oeink shot and killed Flores, then collapsed onto the ground in front of his own vehicle.
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability, who had been investigating the incident, released the video as part of a larger cache of materials from the investigation.
The Chicago Sun Times reported that Flores called police at 12:19 a.m. Sept. 10, complaining that someone at a party had taken the keys to his Honda Pilot, according to an audio recording.
Flores said he believed his girlfriend’s father had taken his keys, police said.
“He said he’s not gonna give me my keys until I apologize to his daughter,” Flores said in the call after claiming the older man had a gun.
When police arrived, his girlfriend’s father told police that Flores was drunk, and shouldn’t be driving.
The keys were located inside Flores’ SUV.
An emotional Flores got into his truck and sped off, as officers told him to stop, the Sun Times reported.
Dash-cam footage showed police follow Flores, as Flores pulled into an alley.
Officer Oeink jumped out of his police vehicle to apprehend Flores, but Flores put his SUV in reverse and backed into the police officer, effectively pinning him between the two vehicles.
The police officer fired five rounds at Flores, as he stood pinned by the suspect’s car.
Flores died at the scene of acute lead poisoning
Police oversight officials have been investigating the incident. Records show that a Chicago Police lieutenant signed off on a report indicating the shooting had been within departmental guidelines, according to WFLD.
Officer Oeink was taken to the hospital after the incident with serious injuries. He was placed on the standard administrative leave pending the completion of the investigation by the Independent Police Review authority.
You can see the video of the incident below: