Officer's split decision may have saved a suspect's life

Tuesday, February 07, 2017 12:28PM
Police say an officer in Texas made a split-second decision that likely saved a suspect's life.


Police say an officer in Texas made a split-second decision that likely saved a suspect's life.

Dash cam video shows the tense encounter between Officer Jeff Payne and a driver who refused to pull over.

The man finally stopped in a driveway and appeared to pull out a weapon.

But Officer Payne quickly determined it was a flashlight - not a gun - and ordered his K-9 to take the man down.

Police are praising Payne for subduing the man instead of using deadly force.
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