Dramatic surveillance footage released by police in Evansville, Indiana show a almost hour-long encounter between officers and a man they say targeted them, firing round after round, first from an AR-15 rifle and later from a shotgun, reports CBS affiliate WTTV.
"We had multiple officers during that barrage of gunfire that had rounds impact near them on the ground, on the buildings nearby", said Cullum.
Police say Jeffery Kempf, who was checking on a neighbor, was shot as he was caught in the crossfire. On May 11, 2018, Barry Freeman ambushed officers who responded to a shots fired call in the 2400 block of N. Kentucky Ave. He was eventually shot by an officer and taken to Deaconess Hospital, where he died on Sunday, May 13 from two gunshot wounds to the chest. Freeman fired dozens of rounds from an AR-15 and a shotgun. One portion of the surveillance footage showed the suspect crouching behind a parked SUV with his rifle aimed toward the street in "an apparent ambush attempt", police said. Investigators recovered surveillance video from a neighbor's house that showed Freeman's assault on law enforcement. Fortunately, no officers or deputies were injured. Body worn cameras also captured the event as it unfolded.
WARNING- The video may be considered disturbing to some viewers. Kempf was pronounced dead at the scene. Gunfire from the incident damaged four law enforcement vehicles, four houses and two businesses.
"Officer Thiry is credited with ending Mr. Freeman's rampage that night", he said Tuesday. Neighbors told police a man, Barry Freeman, had been firing his gun in the area.