OI-Sanjay Kumar Jha
Washington, August 22: An Oklahoma woman is accused of freeing herself from handcuffs in the back of a police car and carrying an assault rifle and shooting at people from a police vehicle. In this attack, the police and the civilians there escaped unhurt. The incident captured on camera is near Oklahoma City.
On August 12, 36-year-old Rachel Zion Clay was arrested in the Grady County area of Oklahoma for her erratic behavior. Police said he did it for his own safety. Meanwhile, when the Wrights were taking a statement from a witness named Dale Musa, Clay, who was sitting in the back seat of the car, released his hand from the handcuffs and opened an assault rifle and opened fire on the police and the witness.
Fired 10 rounds at the police
The police claimed that the woman offender was properly handcuffed. Meanwhile, the woman fired about 10 rounds at the police and the civilian. This movement of the woman was captured in the CCTV camera installed in the police van. In dashcam footage from the police cruiser, the woman can be seen holding a gun out the back window and firing. Meanwhile, Clay locked himself inside the vehicle and surrendered to the police after more than three hours when an armed police car arrived.
Can be sentenced to life imprisonment
According to the police, during the rescue operation both civilians and officers suffered minor injuries which were not fatal. Currently, he has been discharged from the hospital. Police are prosecuting Clay on three counts of shooting and is being held in jail on $1 million bond. Along with this, he can be punished with imprisonment for a minimum of two years and a maximum of life imprisonment.
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Oklahoma woman slips out of handcuffs, fires shots at police from car
First story published: Monday, August 22, 2022, 15:21 [IST]