Intense bodycam footage showed when a sniper took out a kidnapper holding a baby hostage. Police in Utah had pulled a vehicle over and a woman jumped out and told police that a man was holding her baby hostage. After a thirty-mile chase, police could get Oscar Alcantara stopped near Beaver Dam, Arizona. This is the second time Alcantara has been in a hostage situation. The last time was seven years ago.
Once he was out of the vehicle the police told him that if he put the baby down they would not pursue him. He did not obey them and he held the baby in one arm and had a gun in his other hand. Alcantara took the baby and headed out to an area of desert. He then pointed his gun at the baby and a police officer shouted for him to stop and that they did not want to hurt him, but he kept going and hid behind some nearby vegetation.
Snipers set up and one of them could be heard saying that they would only have one chance at getting it right. The sniper fired and he killed Alcantara before he was able to harm the baby. The police retrieved the baby, who was uninjured.
A police sniper then fired on Alcantara – which killed the suspect while he was holding the baby.
Police rushed toward the 30-year-old suspect.
“I got child, I got child, come here baby,” an officer exclaimed.
The baby was unharmed and taken to safety.
The shooting remains under investigation, according to KUTV. The Mohave County Attorney’s Office is still reviewing the hours of video from the deadly incident and interviewing dozens of officers and witnesses.
The sniper must have had nerves of steel. Had his shot been off just a little bit, the baby might have died. But, as it were, his shot was on the money and the good guys won. Good job, fellas.