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Sacramento police release video of deadly shootout

Eric Arnold, 41, was shot dead by police after he was pulled over in Sacramento, California

Sacramento police released graphic video of a fatal shootout that killed a double-homicide suspect and wounded two officers. 

Videos from police body cameras and patrol car dashboards show Eric Arnold, 41, of Sacramento being killed in a hail of gunfire after he came out shooting when police stopped his pick-up truck on September 7.

Arnold was wanted for killing his 45-year-old girlfriend and her 17-year-old daughter on September 1.

An officer spotted his black pick-up truck and began following it, finally pulling Arnold over on a small residential street in south Sacramento, California. 

At least two other patrol cars rolled in as back up.

Dash camera footage released Wednesday by Sacramento Police shows the moment Arnold got out of his pick-up truck and fired at police

Dash camera footage released Wednesday by Sacramento Police shows the moment Arnold got out of his pick-up truck and fired at police

The moment an unidentified officer was shot in his bullet-proof vest was caught on camera. He is heard saying 'shots fired, I'm hit!'

The moment an unidentified officer was shot in his bullet-proof vest was caught on camera. He is heard saying ‘shots fired, I’m hit!’

The officer is seen rolling on the ground and crawling to safety behind the patrol car. He was shot in his bullet proof vest along with another officer who was shot in the leg

The officer is seen rolling on the ground and crawling to safety behind the patrol car. He was shot in his bullet proof vest along with another officer who was shot in the leg

In the videos, an officer behind the truck orders the driver to shut off the engine, put his hands up and drop the car keys out of the window.

But less than a minute after the truck stops, the driver steps out and fires a handgun while walking toward police before he is shot down in a hail of gunfire from five officers.

An officer is heard saying: ‘He fired! He fired!’

Another officer groans and says: ‘Shots fired, I’m hit! ‘

Dash camera footage shows an officer who had been crouching with his gun drawn behind an open car door being shot and falling backward as gunfire shatters the window. He rolls on the ground and crawls to safety behind the patrol car.

Arnold was wanted for shooting and killing his girlfriend Erica Wallace, 45, and her daughter Kiara LaSalle, 17, on September 1. He allegedly attempted to set their bodies on fire 

Arnold was wanted for shooting and killing his girlfriend Erica Wallace, 45, and her daughter Kiara LaSalle, 17, on September 1. He allegedly attempted to set their bodies on fire 

Police said the driver fired six times, hitting one officer in the leg and another in his bullet-proof vest. Both of the unidentified officers were treated at a hospital and released.

The five officers fired 36 rounds, hitting Arnold 14 times. He died at the scene.

Arnold was wanted in the September 1 killings of Erica Wallace and her 17-year-old daughter, Kiara LaSalle. 

He was suspected of shooting the two victims and attempting to burn their bodies, which were found in the bathtub by a fire crew that responded to a carbon monoxide alarm at the house. 

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