Shocking surveillance footage has revealed the moment a gunman opened fire on police officers after luring them to a Arizona Walmart for an ambush.
Chandler cops Joshua Pueblo and Daniel Colwell strolled into the store in April to deal with what they thought would be a straightforward case of trespassing.
But as they approached Mitchell Oakley in a McDonald’s inside the supermarket, shoppers were sent sprawling as bullets were sprayed, hitting both cops.
The Daily Mail reports,
Pueblo was shot in the face and his colleague Colwell was hit with two bullets from close range which knocked him to the ground.
CCTV footage shows the moment Colwell reaches for his gun as he is sliding backwards on the floor and fires back at the convicted felon.
As Oakley attempts his getaway, he drops his weapon outside the store.
He tries to go back for it, but is shot dead by the injured Colwell.
The clip also captures Pueblo escaping the melee leaving behind a trail of blood after being shot in the face.
Officer Joshua Pueblo remains on medical leave while recovering from gunshot wounds to the face and arm.
Police were called around 6.30am regarding a trespasser at the store, said Chandler police spokesman Seth Tyler.
The officers encountered the unidentified male suspect at the front of the store, just past the greeters’ area.
According to witnesses, the first officer entered the store and was fired upon immediately by the suspect, Tyler said.
The second officer, who was in close proximity, was also shot but was able to return fire.