Dashcam video shows dramatic Arkansas traffic-stop shootout

TONTITOWN, Ark. — Police in Arkansas say no one was seriously hurt when a man opened fire on an officer during a traffic stop.

The shootout was captured in a dramatic dashcam video released by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office says Cpl. Brett Thompson stopped a car Sunday for a traffic violation in Tontitown, about 150 miles (240 kilometers) northwest of Little Rock.

The video shows the car’s driver, 29-year-old Luis Cobos-Cenobio, open his door and begin firing at the officer. The sheriff’s office says Cobos-Cenobio drove off but was later arrested. He had a shoulder wound and was treated and released from a hospital.

Cobos-Cenobio remains jailed on preliminary charges of attempted capital murder, fleeing and drug violations. Jail records do not indicate whether he has an attorney.

A spokesman for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed to KFSM that there is an ICE detainer on him.

They also reported that Cobos-Cenobio told authorities he “wanted to die.”

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.