Chase Video Shows Man Firing At Police
Robert Carter To Serve 30 Years For Chase, Shootout
January 18, 2008
OMAHA, Neb. -- Tape from a cruiser camera shows how Robert Carter shot as police as he entered Interstate 480 from Interstate 29 during a chase on Nov. 29, 2006.
Carter later admitted to taking police on the chase and firing at officers.
Officers fired back and hit Carter five times.
Carter pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Police said the driver of the Blazer was wanted in connection with four armed robberies on that Wednesday morning.
Carter took off down Q Street at speeds between 70 and 90 mph, as he blew through red lights. He got onto the Kennedy Freeway, where speeds reached 95 to 100 mph. Then Carter turned onto Interstate 80 to Iowa.
Police said at the time that they considered calling off the chase, but because traffic was light on the interstate, they kept pursuing the driver. It crossed Interstate 80 into Iowa, then went up Interstate 29 before turning back to Interstate 480 leading to Omaha.
"The party is wanted for armed robbery," the main officer who gave chase is heard saying on the tape. "He's supposed to be armed with a shotgun."
As the chase turned onto I-480, Carter shot through the Blazer's back window.
"He just shot me," the officer said on the tape. "He shot me through the left back window. He's armed. He's firing at me."