VIDEO: Oklahoma City PD Shoots Crazed Suspect on Bus

Oklahoma City PD Shoots Crazed Suspect on Bus

Oklahoma City PD has released footage from a bus security camera which shows an officer-involved shooting from June 24th. The video was scheduled to be released earlier, but the release was pushed back due to the ongoing attacks against law enforcement.

Miguel Chaves-Angles, 42, had been at a hospital earlier in the day for a mental evaluation because he had been banging his head on the ground, and he had been saying that he was upset about a divorce. When Chaves-Angles was discharged from the hospital, he jumped into a stranger’s car as they were driving. He then kidnapped the two female occupants as he forced them to drive him over a mile before he got out of the car and then hopped on the bus.

Once on the bus, Chaves-Angles continued to act erratically. Oklahoma PD officers knew that Chaves-Angles was a kidnapping suspect as they boarded the bus to arrest him. That’s when Chaves-Angles grabbed Officer Heather Lane’s unholstered pistol. Chaves-Angles was then shot dead by Officer Daniel Carli.

Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty said that just before being shot, Chavez-Angles had been pointing Officer Lane’s pistol at her, but the gun malfunctioned. Shooting videos are often shocking to the public, but this video shows that the shooting was clearly justified.

We tend to get a lot of hate-mail when we declare shootings to be justified. It seems that there must have been a rocket scientist convention where they told people that it’s not legal for police officers to ever shoot anybody, because it denies them due process. The reality is that officer-involved shootings are not punitive; they are not done in response to a suspect committing crime. Officers use deadly force to protect lives, including their own, which is a basic human right. Chaves-Angles was shot because he was trying to kill the officers, not because he was a kidnapping suspect. Had Officer Carli not shot Chaves-Angles, both he and his partner would likely be dead.

Officer Carli did a great job protecting his partner and the public. Good job, hero.

  • FRANCES

    It’s justified he grab the officers gun. If he won’t do it the guy might shoot the other officer.

  • Knik

    Nice shot officer. Hope all involved able to deal with all the negative crap that always follows when the trash gets emptied.
    They’re are non-LEO’s that have you’re back.

  • Richard Gearon

    Two things:

    1. If he was banging his head on the ground, he was on PCP.

    2. That female officer hadn’t cleaned her weapon since she was in the academy. Lucky he didn’t get one shot off before it jammed.

  • Gio

    Justified, he grabbed the officers gun sure… but why did the officer have to go in so quickly and so close to that maniac to even give him a chance to go for her gun?.

    • Sean

      She looks like he thought he was going to run backwards. This is justified 100 percent.

      • Gio

        yeah he tried to run… but inside the bus he can’t run very far, I don’t know, like I said before, he grabbed the officers gun so he deserved what he got, but personally I would have asked the bus driver to turn off the bus, and step out, then try to deal with the obviously NOT armed crazy guy, actually, I don’t even know why the bus driver didn’t just shut off the bus and got off of it with the keys when the officers got there.. guess people just get scared easy these days.

  • bigmurr

    This woman officer needs to be kicked off the force. Just by her actions as a civilian looks like that’s not the way that is supposed to happen. She got way too close in to him and didn’t have her weapons secured. She had a lot to do with the outcome of this. Sad.

    • Sean

      For doing her job?? Go be a cop since you seem to have all the answers.

  • FourOne6Side

    JUST WANT TO SAY COPS ARE SOME REAL PUSSIES……YOU GUYS ARE ALWAYS THREATEND FOR YOUR LIFE AND EVERYTHING SCARES THEM. I DONT UNDERSTAND HOW BITCHES GET A JOB SO IMPORTANT. HOW CAN YOU PROTECT AND SERVE IF YOUR ALWAYS SCARED FOR YOUR LIFE.
    COPS ARE AFRAID OF BLACKS…AND SPANISH PEOPLE. ITS SAD BECAUSE NOT EVERY BLACK OR SPANISH PERSON IS A THUG AND NOT EVERY COP IS BAD. THIS IS SIMPLY FOR THOSE WHO ARE SCARED OF EVERYTHING AND EVERYTHING THAT IS IN CHARGE OF ENFORCING THE LAW. ITS SAD THAT PUSSIES ARE IN CHARGE OF PROTECTING PEOPLE.
    MY IDEAL OF A COP IS A ALPHA MALE OR FEMALE, SMART AND ABLE TO THINK QUICKLY AND WELL….ARE ABLE TO DEAL WITH SITUATIONS SUCH AS THESE TO CALM SITUATIONS.
    A LOT OF COPS SAY “OH YOU DONT KNOW WHAT ITS LIKE TO BE A COP BLAH BLAH BLAH” THE JOB IS HARD THATS WHY IT IS NOT FOR EVERYBODY. IF YOUR A COP AND YOU CANT ROLL THROUGH THE GHETTTO WITH OUT FEELING EVERYONE YOU ENCOUNTER IS THREAT THEN THE JOB IS NOT FOR YOU. I WANT TO SEE MORE FEARLESS COPS ON THE ROAD AND LESS RACIST PUSSIES. COULD YOU IMAGINE YOU CALL THE COPS FOR HELP AND THE ARE SCARED FOR THEIR LIFE IS PATHETIC. THIS IS WHY NIGGAS DONT RESPECT POLICE. THATS THE DIFFERECE BETWEEN US AND THEM AS BLACK MAN, POSSIBILTY OF GETTING ROBBED AT GUN POINT ALL THE TIME SO WHEN COPS BRAG ABOUT HOW HARD THIER JOB IS, THIER JUST NOT FIT.

    • Shadow of Majora

      More whites are shot by police every year than blacks. Lets see you be a cop. Though you’d probably let all the criminals go cuz dey dindunuffin’. Stop resisting arrest and stop pulling weapons on officers and you won’t get shot.

  • FourOne6Side

    ANOTHER THING WHITE PEOPLE STOP CALLING COPS FOR EVERY LIL THING U GUYS GET INTO THE COPS ARE JUST AS SCARED AS YOU ESPECIALLY IF THERE IS A BLACK MAN INVOLVED……GROW SOME BALLS JESUS !

    • Shadow of Majora

      Ahh spoken like a real coon

  • FourOne6Side

    There appears to be a vast amount of confusion on this point, but I do not know many Negroes who are eager to be “accepted” by white people, still less to be loved by them; they, the blacks, simply don’t wish to be beaten over the head by the whites every instant of our brief passage on this planet. White people in this country will have quite enough to do in learning how to accept and love themselves and each other, and when they have achieved this — which will not be tomorrow and will not be today and may very well be never — the Negro problem will no longer exist, for it will no longer be needed