” Authorities released terrifying footage of an armed madman shooting up a patrol car in Middlefield, Ohio, turning a routine traffic stop into a combat zone.
Local police told reporters on Friday that they still have no clue why James Gilkerson fired 37 shots at two officers using an AK-47 style assault rifle after the officers pulled him over on March 10, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported.
‘He got of the vehicle, intending to kill my officers. We don’t know why he did it,’ said Middlefield Police Chief Arnold Stanko.
The two officers, Erin Thomas and Brandon Savage, returned fire and killed Gilkerson, 42, piercing him with multiple shots.
In the video, Gilkerson can be seen jumping out of his car, which had been pulled over for failing to stop at an intersection, according to the News-Herald, and opening fire on Thomas and Savage.”
” Stanko said cops found eight 40-round magazines inside Gilkerson’s car, along with combat books, including ‘Backyard Rocketry: Converting Model Rockets Into Explosive Missiles,’ and ‘Homemade Detonators: How To Make Them.’ “