Oklahoma police have released dash and bodycam footage showing a woman taken into custody Friday, slipping her handcuffs, getting a hold of an AR-15 in the back of the police cruiser, and then shooting a man and a deputy.
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The Grady County Sheriff’s Office answered a wellness check call reporting Rachel Zion Clay, 36, in someone’s yard, crawling around and barking like a dog in Blanchard just before noon on Aug. 12, according to Fox News. She was taken into custody and handcuffed before being placed in the back of a police SUV. She was suspected of being high on meth.
Wild video taken inside the vehicle shows the woman shifting around in the backseat and slipping out of her cuffs. Unbelievably, she was able to get a hold of a rifle somehow. The footage then shows her loading the rifle, aiming it out the window, and firing on a civilian and an officer outside the SUV.
Grady County Undersheriff Gary Boggess stated that she fired around 10 rounds.
“While in the back seat of a patrol car, she was able to get her wrist free from the handcuffs and the handcuffs were put on properly,” he told KOKH-TV.
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“There’s several switches, one is a gun switch to unlock the gun lock and she found it, unlocked the gun lock, and was able to retrieve an AR-15 rifle,” he continued. “Then she was able to figure out how to put a round in it, put it on fire, and she fired approximately 10 rounds at our deputies and a civilian.”
The first shot reportedly grazed a civilian man’s chest. Another bullet grazed the deputy’s head according to the police. Everyone scrambled to take cover behind another vehicle as the incident was called in for backup.
The son of the man whose chest was grazed ran over to give first aid to his father as officers frantically waited for backup and called for an ambulance.
Both men who were wounded in the shooting were hospitalized with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, according to authorities. They have since been released.
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The woman barricaded herself in the cruiser for over three hours. Clay eventually surrendered to authorities. She tested positive for methamphetamine and is now being detained at the Grady County jail on a $1 million bond. She is charged with three counts of “shooting with intent to kill.”
Boggess claims his office is now making changes to protocols to ensure something like this doesn’t happen again.
“One, I will say, is our console where it actually said ‘gun.’ Uh, and she was able to see that uh that’s gonna be replaced. We’re gonna put a switch someplace else in the vehicle, uh to lock our gun,” Boggess said, according to KHOU-11. “It’s a freak deal. It’s one of these probably, I’m not gonna say one in a million, but you know, it’s one of those deals that, You know, once it happens, then you go back and try to make sure it never happens again. That’s what we’re looking at.”
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