A suspect was taken into custody at gunpoint following a dramatic series of events in Cobourg on Friday, January 21, 2022.
The drama began shortly after 3 p.m. when Cobourg Police attempted to pull over a vehicle.
Two witnesses who managed to get video of the drama spoke to Today’s Northumberland.
They asked their names not be used for the story.
A person said they were in the parking lot of 106 Orange Street when they noticed a vehicle that they believed didn’t belong to anyone who lived in the apartment building.
The witness was actually in the middle of the drama unfolding.
“An officer pulled in and the guy (suspect) started his vehicle and floored the gas at him.”
Skid marks taken on Friday evening show where the suspect sped towards the officer.
The witness said the police officer had to literally jump out of the way from being struck.
Another police cruiser had blocked the exit from the parking lot, but the witness said the suspect, “drove right for the other police vehicle and was backing up and going forward trying to get out.”
“He kept ramming it.”
The witness said the driver of a pickup with a plow on the front parked behind the police cruiser to help block the suspect in.
“They were yelling at him (suspect) to get out of the vehicle.”
With one officer pointing his gun at the suspect, the other officer was smashing out the passenger window of the vehicle.
At that point the suspect gave up, got out of his vehicle and shouted, “I’m not resisting, I’m not resisting.”
Hours after the incident the witness said, “it was scary. It was very scary to see.”
Seeing the suspect enter the parking area the witness believes he was coming into the complex to hide.
On the back of the vehicle there was no license plate, just four letters and a question mark “WHAT?”.
On the front windshield it said “KILLAA.”
The second witness said they were nearby and saw two cruisers going into the parking area of the apartment building, but didn’t really thinking anything of it.
“But then I started hearing the police yelling and then tires squealing and then a loud bang.”
When he looked over he could see police with guns drawn at the suspect in the car.
“The guy in the car was just ramming the cop cruiser.”
“His pedal must have been pinned to the floor.”
The witness thought the suspect might have been able to get past the police cruiser, so he took his pickup behind the cruiser.
“I felt the guy could have got out and didn’t want that to happen obviously.”
The witness said the suspect eventually gave up, got out of the vehicle and was taken into custody.
Cobourg Police cordoned off the scene for photos, the vehicle was then towed to the police stated for further examination.
The Criminal Investigations Branch of the Cobourg Police Service has taken charge of the case.
The suspect is being held in custody and police will have further information on Saturday, January 22, 2022.