Georgia authorities have released body cam footage showing the terrifying moment a fugitive pulled a gun on a sheriff’s deputy and shot him during a traffic stop before dawn on Monday morning.
In the video, a sheriff’s deputy carrying a flashlight approaches a pickup truck that has a trailer attached to its rear.
When he approaches the driver’s side window, he finds a man wearing glasses and a purple tank top.
The sheriff’s deputy asks the man for ID. Immediately afterward, the man flashes a gun, and the deputy appears to duck. The video ends at this point.
Authorities in Georgia released bodycam footage from a traffic stop on the southbound Interstate 75 highway before dawn on Monday
When a Whitfield County Sheriff's deputy approached the driver's side window, he asked the driver, who has been identified as Dalton Lee Potter, 29, for his identification
Potter is then seen flashing a gun. The sheriff's deputy is knocked backward and the video footage is cut off
Law enforcement officials in Georgia identified the man in the video as Dalton Lee Potter.
Potter is considered 'armed and dangerous' after he allegedly shot and wounded a sheriff's deputy before crashing their stolen trailer and running off into the woods.
According to law enforcement officials, Potter was hauling explosives in the trailer seen in the bodycam video.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation destroyed the explosives in a controlled demolition, according to WRCB-TV.
Potter, 29, was wanted in Texas when he was pulled over in a white Chevrolet Tahoe, pulling a stolen utility trailer, in Whitfield County, Georgia, on Monday morning.
Potter opened fire on Deputy Darrell Hackney, who was saved only by his bulletproof vest.
Hackney and another deputy, Adrian Gomez, both returned fire, but Potter escaped, according to the Georgia Bureau of