Dashcam footage released of man shooting at officer

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MANCHESTER TWP., Pa. -- On November 22, a routine police stop went horribly wrong.

Dashcam footage was released of 24-year-old Trev Bowies Jackson shooting at a Northern York County Regional Police officer. Police hope this will lead to a tip on Jackson's whereabouts.

Officer Lynn Anderson pulled over Jackson's car for a suspected DUI and said he smelled marijuana. The video shows Anderson attempting to arrest Jackson. Jackson pulls out a gun and fires, inches from the officer's face, but misses.

Northern York County Regional Police Chief Mark Bentzel said, "I think it's clear for any of you that have watched this and for all the thousands of people who have watched it, that this was very very close."

The video doesn't show Anderson returning fire, but one of his shots hit Jackson's left side as he fled in his car. The car was later found by police. Authorities said last Monday a woman who lives on Zoar Avenue in Manchester Township said she saw a man stealing a bicycle and hiding out in a shed. When police arrived they found bled, and later they found the stolen bike in York.

"If we find out that anyone so much as held a door open for this man, if anyone aids or assists him, we're coming. And we're going to arrest you," Bentzel said.

Anderson was back Monday from a seven-day leave and is back to stopping cars. Bentzel said the video shows Anderson made a good call.

"The dangers are there every day. These police officers have to make decisions split-second. In this case, every decision he made and every action he took led to his survival," he said.

Bentzel said this is the second police-involved shooting involving a Northern York County Regional police officer this year.

"We have a lot of outside help. We have a lot of other agencies that are assisting. But these types of things shock the law enforcement community coast to coast."

Bentzel said the police can't give out any information regarding where they think Jackson may be. There is up to a $5,000 reward for anyone with information, and they are asked to call police.

 

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