A man who was suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend could be seen in shocking dashcam footage as he shoots an Illinois State trooper who pulled him over, police said.The newly released footage shows the moment Cristobal Santana, 37, steps out of his car on Oct. 24, just before 11 p.m. to confront officer Dakotah “Kody” Chapman-Green on Toronto Road, in Springfield. Chapman-Green immediately backs away from the car after seeing Santana armed with a handgun, and he steps out of the frame as the gunman aims his weapon at the cop. Santana quickly ducks behind the vehicle before firing a volley of bullets, firing at least 10 times, CBS News reports. Although Chapman-Green was hit multiple times, the officer went on to chase Santana to a nearby parking lot, where the suspect proceeded to beat the wounded officer with his gun. The state trooper was repeatedly struck in the head, leaving him with brain bleed and facial and skull fractures, state police said. Santana then fled the scene, with two Good Samaritans rushing in to help Chapman-Green as he struggled to get back up. The officer was taken to a nearby hospital, where he is recovering from his injuries. “He’s still in the hospital and continues to improve each day,” Illinois State Police Director Brendan F. Kelly told reporters Tuesday.A few hours after the shootout, Santana was taken into custody by state troopers after being hit by a police car.He was also hospitalized and had been charged with five counts, including two counts of first-degree murder, aggravated battery to a police officer and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Santana is suspected to have killed his ex-girlfriend – 37-year-old elementary school teacher Adrianna Lopez – in Chicago last week. Police said the special education and pre-K teacher had been shot 10 times in the chest while outside her home. Family members told police that Lopez had recently filed for an order of protection against Santana, claiming he was prone to violence when they were together, according to the Chicago Tribune.Chicago police said the murder case was still under investigation and have yet to name Santana as the suspect.
01 Kasım 2023 - 22:00
Illinois cop shot by suspected killer in shocking dashcam footage
Shocking dashcam footage shows the moment Cristobal Santana, a suspect in the murder of Adrianna Lopez, shoots Illinois State Trooper Dakotah “Kody” Chapman-Green.
01 Kasım 2023 - 22:00