An Arkansas police officer fatally shot during a traffic stop last year can be heard pleading with his killer to not shoot him again in a dashboard camera recording released by state prosecutors.
The recording was released Tuesday by District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington. It graphically shows the April 2011 shooting death of Trumann Police Officer Jonathan Schmidt. Jerry Lard was convicted of capital murder in the case last month and was sentenced to death. It took the jury a mere 15 minutes to return the verdict. During the trial, the defense said it wasn't a question if Lard shot Schmidt, only if the charge should be capital murder.
Schmidt had a wife and three children.
In: Regional News
Tags: fatal shooting, shots fired, dashcam, cop, police, fatal, death, raw video
Location: Trumann, Arkansas, United States (load item map)
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