Dashcam video shows shoot-out with police officer
ROGERS, Ark. (WHDH) -- An Arkansas police officer is recovering from a gunshot wound, and the shooting suspect who fled the scene is dead.
Rogers Police Chief James Allen said it all started with a routine traffic stop Wednesday morning, and ended in 22-year-old Gregory Lance Duffy firing two rounds at Corporal Jeff Pollock.
"It's pretty much he's asking for drivers license, and I don't have one and then the weapon comes up and rounds are fired," Allen explained.
Chief Allen said Pollock was shot in his right side, but managed to fire three shots in return before Duffy drove off.
Captain Mike Sydoriak with the Benton County Sheriff's Office said Duffy was tracked down a couple hours later at his girlfriend's house.
"They were able to force him off the road, they boxed him in, they had him raise his hands which he complied and next thing they heard were two gunshots, and his hands dropped," Sydoriak said.
Police said Duffy shot himself twice with a .357 caliber handgun he had stolen from his dad's pickup truck the night before.
Police said Duffy was arrested several times over the past few years for Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Criminal Trespassing, Shoplifting, Contempt of Court, Public Intoxication and Theft of Property.
With Duffy's criminal past, Chief Allen said he is glad no one else was caught in the crossfire Wednesday.
"He might have hurt somebody else before the end of the day."
Duffy's dad did not want to go on camera, but told us his son was a troubled young man and that he leaves behind a young daughter.
Police said Corporal Pollock was treated for his injuries and has already been released from Mercy Medical Center.
Police also said Pollock is 12-year veteran with the Rogers Police Department and this is the first time he has been involved in a shooting.