A Texas police officer shot a driver dead after he pointed a gun at him twice in a shocking incident caught on camera.
Officer Marc Adams, 40, made what he thought would be a routine traffic stop after a driver ran a stop sign in Pasadena on Thursday.
But things took a fatal turn when the driver of the white Nissan, who drove six blocks before stopping, got out of the vehicle with a gun in his hands.
A routine traffic stop turned deadly in Pasadena on Thursday when police officer Marc Adams, 40, shot an armed man dead
Heart-racing dash cam video shows the moment Adams pulls over the man, who gets out of the car with one of his hands hidden as he’s repeatedly told to stay in the car.
‘Show me your hands!’ the cop says as the unidentified man continues to get out of the car asking what he’s done.
The driver then points a gun at Adams, who immediately starts shooting.
After Adams shoots several times, the driver walks away from the car seemingly unharmed and even twists on his feet, gun still at hand.
After stepping off-frame for a few seconds, he comes back in and points the gun at the officer again.
Dash cam video shows the moment the man gets out of the car, against the cop’s orders, and points a gun at Adams
After Adams fires the first round of shots, the man walks away seemingly unharmed and points the gun again
That’s when Adams fires the shot that finally takes the man down.
Police have said it’s unclear if the driver ever shot at the cop, but a witness told ABC13 the man did indeed fire.
Adams is currently on administrative leave as is the norm after fatal police shootings.
Pasadena Police Department Asst. Chief Josh Bruegger told Click to Houston the cop is shaken up from the incident.
‘Anytime an officer is placed in a position where he has to take somebody’s life it’s a stressful situation,’ he said.
‘It’s unfortunate the officer was placed in the position but, when the suspect points a weapon directly at the officer the officer really has no choice but to defend himself.’
After the man points the gun at Adams a second time, the officer fires the fatal shot