"Not heeding my commands to stop, I fired my pistol rapidly several times…The driver didn’t appear phased (sic) by the shots and continued beating the officer. I quickly gave another command for the driver to ‘Get off.’"Officer Harrison's gun was underneath his body. Stephens shot Temple four more times, center of mass. Temple continued the onslaught. Finally, with Temple still beating the officer and trying to gain control of the duty weapon underneath him, Stephens advanced and from a distance of approximately three feet, he shot Temple in the head, ending the brutal assault.
"Instantly the driver grabbed the officer behind the neck and head and slammed his face into the pavement. At the same instant, the driver thrust his right hand/arm under the officer’s upper body…"
45 HydraShoks are what I carry. It's sobering to know that they failed to stop an enraged man without a headshot. My friend Gordon Hutchinson has finally laid many of the questions to rest by interviewing Mr. Stephens himself. Go here to read the complete story.
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