Dashcam footage shows 17-year-old pulled a gun and fired cops before officers shot him dead

Police have released a dramatic dashcam video that shows a 17-year-old pulling a gun and firing it at cops before officers shoot him dead in Arkansas.

Smith was a rear-seat passenger in a car pulled over for speeding and a headlight violation in the 5200 block of Camp Robinson Road in North Little Rock, Arkansas, just after 1am on Sunday.

The clip shows him wrestling with an officer and while on the ground, pointing his gun at officers, firing it once and cocking it again before the officers fired a fatal shot.

  • Too friggen bad.

  • The Buddhist Butterfly

    And he was just about to start college for rap albumming…such a terrible shame.

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      Getting his life together, he was!
      Riddle me this.
      What goes through the mind of a 17-year-old “youth”, who is a back seat passenger of a car that’s been traffic-stopped, to pull a gun on an officer?
      I’ll read the story and maybe I can answer my own question.

      • It is a mystery.

        • Drunk by Noon ✓

          And… it’s still a mystery.
          Skip sex ed in schools, they should give cause and effect lectures in junior high.

      • Art Deco

        Spin the roulette wheel. My wager would be what goes through his mind is ‘somebody done diss me’. There’s a weird (and quite impetuous) honor culture among black youth (and some categories of hispanics as well) and it leads to lethal arguments. I think NYC was able to achieve an 82% reduction in the homicide rate with a multi-pronged program: order maintenance functions which changed the social climate in certain neighborhoods, order maintenance which reduced revenge-as-a-dish-served-cold, stop-and-frisk which acted to disarm certain parties, and incapacitation of hotheads through more frequent imprisonments.

      • Alain

        I suspect he figured the cops would never dare shoot him, being black and all. Black American criminals have really been emboldened by all the victories they have had with law enforcement, so now many like this punk figured his colour would protect him.

        • Watchman

          Or it could have been a mistaken stupid belief that the police were likely to kill him without any valid reason and if he was going to die that day it was to be after he killed as many police as possible before he died.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Well there goes that Fulbright scholarship.

  • Maggat

    If you play with the bull you’ll get the horn.

    • Watchman

      I prefer the “Play stupid games, win stupid prizes” where he won the quickdraw and first-shot part but lost on accuracy and gun maintenance: fortunately. All those who deserved to go home went home that night.

  • People who do these sorts of things really don’t want to live.

  • Morticiaa

    Glad he’s dead
    Hope the cop gets a medal
    His colour is irreverent and journalists who
    Point to race or colour should be charged with

  • DaninVan

    Ditto to all the comments. “Today’s a good day to die!”

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

    Coolest monkey in the jungle.

  • Art Deco

    Without denying spot instances of police misconduct (including some bizarre incidents), it’s generally extremely simple to avoid being shot by police officers. (“Generally” meaning ‘something you can accomplish 99% of the time’).

  • ntt1

    Dindoo nuffin mange brother was woke

  • bob e

    Waiting for BLM to arrive, stage a protest/riot & burn the black section
    of town down .. NFL phonies also got some new kneelin’ baloney..

  • WalterBannon

    average IQ 80

    more than the archaic homo erectus species, but less than the modern homo sapiens

    multispeciesism just does not work

    • Drunk by Noon ✓

      Not cognitively modern?

      Also, can we get that whole species, sub-species, thing ironed out?
      Why do we HAVE to be considered one species, or that subspecies of humans cannot exist?
      Wolves, dogs, and coyotes are all considered separate species, yet can all interbreed.
      These are skulls of a European and an Australian Aboriginal. You still want to insist we are only one species?

      • Exile1981

        I’m ready a book called ‘the humans who died out’. Its very interesting and points out that up till very recently we had 2 or more species of homminids co-existing at all times. The author also points out some individuals believed to be seperate species are actually the offspring of two dpecies interbreeding.

  • tom_billesley

    Charles Edward Smith Jr., the North Little Rock teenager killed by police during an early Sunday exchange of gunfire, was under a court-ordered, 5 p.m. curfew when he died.

    The curfew, which barred him from being outside his home at night, was a condition of Smith’s release from jail last year as he awaited trial on charges that he had participated in three armed robberies in three counties — Garland, Lonoke and Miller.

    Victims were pistol-whipped in each of those holdups, which were committed by two to three masked robbers over a month long span…


  • vwVwwVwv

    They say I am not allowed to say bad things about dead people.
    Good the guy is dead. In what world 17 year olds have gunfights
    with the police but in democrat getoes this days?

  • chayisun

    Al Sharpton will be out soon and declaring that this was another example of police brutality. Will demand that the officers involved be charged with extreme violence against a black brother. Next the parent….likely his mama who has 10 kids by unknown number of “fathers”…..will say he was a good boy, straight “E” student, going to graduate from grade 5 and was excellent as a basketball player. AND, his pregnant girl friend was going to get a job and put him through medical school….Eventually.
    Going into a crying fit she will call out his name hoping it was the