Even when you’re badly injured, even when you’re shot, you’ve got to stay in and win the fight like this officer does. Hi everyone, this is John with today’s Active Self Protection lesson. Today’s lesson comes to us from Cayce, South Carolina, and it’s an officer involved shooting that I really do want you to click through this video and watch the full original. It is a quite long video. We see the officers here do everything they can to deescalate a situation, but it’s still going to erupt in deadly gunfire. Teaches us some important lessons about verbal judo and its limits, and about empty-handed skills and their limits, about being able, in the moment, with the emotional fitness to survive being shot, to stay in the fight, and to win it no matter what. We’re going to listen in to the audio on this one so we can hear how polite these officers are being to this guy who has been arrested multiple times on drug and gun charges and when the officers contacted him, it’s about one thirty in the morning, the first officer a little earlier in the video, if you go watch the original, noticed a smell a marijuana. So he pulls him out of the car to talk to him, and you’re gonna just watch how incredibly fast everything’s going to go wrong here. So let’s listen in and we’ll come back and learn some lessons in a moment. Officer: Now, you don’t have anything else on you pocket-wise or anything like- nothing? Nope? Nothing that’s gonna stick me, poke me, cut me? You got a little bag weed right there. How about hand me that one. See that’s what we’re talking about. See, I told y’all I smelled a little weed. See, you just pulled that out and handed it right to me. You forget you had that? Suspect: Um.. Officer: Hmm? Did you forget about it? Suspect: I didn’t really- Officer: Well, it’s just a little bit of weed, but it’s still the fact that you got weed, dude. Go and put your hands behind your back for me, okay? Nu-uh- don’t, don’t tense up. Don’t tense up. Just put your- no. No, listen to me. What I’m trying to tell you is you put your hands behind your back. Don’t te- No, you’re tensing up. Suspect: I’m not tens- Officer: I’m gonna tell you, put your hands behind- No, listen to me. Suspect: It’s the way- how you’re holding me Officer: No, I’m trying I’m trying to explain to you- no, no, no, no, no. Listen to me, listen to me. This is a little misdemeanor, okay? It’s just a little thing. Suspect: Okay, I-I-I-It’s-it’s- Officer: Do not- do not- do not pull- do not pull, do not pull away from me. Suspect: It’s-it’s just the way Officer: Do not pull away from me, okay? Suspect: I’m not- not resisting, man. Officer: No, no, no. Your arm is tens- your arm is- your arm is tense. Suspect: It-it’s- it’s the way, man. It’s the way you got my hands, dog. Officer: Listen to me. You’re pulling away. Listen to me. Suspect: It’s the way you got my hands, man. Officer: Listen to me, you’re getting charged resisting, now. You’re getting charged with resisting. Officer 2: Hey, hey! Stop, stop, stop! Both Officers: Stop, stop, stop, stop! *Suspect’s gun fires* Officer: Son of a bitch! *Officer yells* *gunfire* Officer: Get on the ground now! Get on the ground now or I’ll shoot you! Shots fired, shots fired! *gunfire* Officer: Gun’s out, gun’s out! Show me your hands! Show your hands! Give me your hands! Suspect’s down *Inaudible* Shots fired Shots fired John: So let’s go back to before everything went crazy. If you go read the news story, both officers survived and this perp did not. They’re talking to this guy, and they are being very, very polite with him, but he puts some weed into the officer’s hand, and so they’re going to have a misdemeanor arrest here. And the officers are telling him that. “Hey man, don’t resist. This is a misdemeanor, let’s not get crazy here.” Except for this guy has been arrested several times so it’s going to get pretty ugly. So you got to have some skills here. If you’re gonna have to make these kinds of arrests, man, this is really hard, but think about how much gets involved here. Now you notice, people say to me all the time, “John, do you really have the ability to get some space to get to a gun?” Well this bad guy found the space got his hand free, got some space and some time to get to his gun. Good guys can do that as well. It’s a lesson that we can learn from a criminal here. Of course we don’t ever indulge his, you know, or approve of what he did. Now he gets the first shot on target. We can see that there he gets a shot off and he barely misses. I said on target, that was a mistake. He barely misses this officer here and thank God for it. Could have shot him right in the face at those kind of close ranges. Knowing how to fight against the gunfight, incredibly important. The second shot he shot did get him. Now I want to talk about this first officer who was missed here. He was able to get his gun out. And now think about this shot the shot is coming from his left to his right while he’s moving and the perp is moving and putting shots on target in those kind of environments, incredibly challenging. Which is why we say, “Getting your marksmanship and your basic marksmanship is incredibly important so that you can move on to advance marksmanship drills like these so then that way you can do that when the moment happens. Great job by these officers of staying in the fight. Thankfully the officer wasn’t badly hurt. Man, when the fight turned deadly they responded appropriately and they covered their ASP.