Watch Police Sniper Save 2 Year Old: “Hell of a Shot”
Newly released dashcam video captures the moment a Tulsa police sniper shot and killed an armed man holding his estranged wife’s 2-year-old daughter hostage as he stood on the balcony of her east Tulsa home last month.
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The video shows 42-year-old Salvador Reyes walking onto the balcony of the house in the 4300 block of South 170th East Avenue in the early-morning hours of Oct. 17. Seconds later, a shot is heard as Reyes drops to the floor.
“Go. He’s down, he’s down, he’s down,” an off-screen officer yells as police begin approaching the residence.
Authorities have said Reyes was holding the girl’s hand while also carrying a firearm at the time Officer Jason Lawless, a special operations sniper, fired the deadly shot. Reyes was pronounced dead at the scene.
Shortly after officers entered the home and confirmed Reyes was killed, the uninjured child was brought outside and handed over to her mother, who was waiting in a nearby police car.
“That was a hell of a shot,” another officer is heard saying as the scene settles.