On May 5, 2020 Officers of the Sparks Police Department, Nevada responded to a theft incident which ended up leading Officers on a 40 minute high speed chase.
The suspect, later identified as 39-year-old Joseph Patrick Williams, was reported stealing alcohol from a local convenient store. Officers in the area tracked down Williams and attempted to conduct a traffic stop, however Williams refused. This ultimately led to a 40 minute chase, where Officers attempted three pits and two sets of spike strips to stop the reckless driver.
Sometime later, Officers eventually make a successful pit on Williams where five to six police cruisers would disable the vehicle from making another escape. Pinned on all four sides, Williams can be seen flooring his truck in reverse in an attempt the escape.
After a gunshot is heard exiting Williams truck, multiple Officers begin dumping into the driver side of the truck. Taking multiple gunshots, Williams still refused to comply and continued to floor the gas pedal causing a massive cloud of smoke. This caused a serious problem, when one Officer can be heard yelling out "Stop shooting, cross fire cross fire!". At this point there was limited visibility on the situation when Officers ordered for a "lift fire".
About ten minutes had elapsed and most of the smoke had cleared, when Officers began communicating with Williams to exit his vehicle. Wounded by multiple gunshots, surprisingly Williams exits the vehicle on his own. Shortly after, Officers approached Williams where they would then place him in custody and begin medical treatment.
Making smart remarks to the Officers, Williams was requesting the Officers begin performing medical treatment and to "Stop standing around". Once medical aid arrived on the scene, Williams then began refusing medical treatment, but paramedics refused to listen at this point. Although Williams claimed he had no firearm, Officers later located a handgun on the passenger side floor board after further investigation.
Its amazing to me that Williams survived five to six Officers mag dumping into his truck. Let us know what you think in the comments below.