Incredible body cam footage of a DUI suspect ramming her SUV into a police vehicle as the officer opens fire has been uploaded to YouTube by the Associated Press.
The incident started Nov. 6, with James Matthew Stacy — a police officer in the Tulsa suburb of Sand Springs, Oklahoma — involved in a high-speed chase with 41-year-old Stacey Ann Bunsey.
Stacy and other officers were responding to reports of a stolen white SUV when the driver sped off, setting off a six-mile chase.
According to Tulsa World, the initial plans were to disable the SUV with "stop sticks," but Bunsey allegedly drove to the parking lot of an elementary school and turned around.
It was then that the SUV accelerated, crossed lanes, and went straight for Stacy's patrol car.
As the SUV approached his position, Stacy drew his gun and opened fire just before it plowed into his patrol car. The moment of impact is intense, but Stacy was able to regain his footing and approach Bunsey's vehicle.
Other officers on the scene surrounded the SUV to apprehend Bunsey. She then popped out of the of the sunroof and proclaimed, "I'm God, bitch! Welcome to hell!" Officers then neutralized Bunsey with a Taser, pulled her out, and placed her under arrest.
According to Tulsa World, officers stated that Bunsey was reciting the Lord's Prayer as she was being arrested and allegedly said she "did a line of ice last night," referring to the slang term for methamphetamine.
Stacy managed to escape the incident with minor injuries. Bunsey, meanwhile, faces charges related to assault and battery with a deadly weapon on a police officer, possession of a stolen vehicle, driving under the influence of drugs, and resisting arrest.
In a news conference on Monday, Sand Springs Police Chief Mike Carter defended Stacy's use of deadly force.
Couple of things I want you to notice about the video. First is the sound of the suspect vehicle — that wasn't the sound of braking, that was the sound of accelerating.
If anyone doesn't think that person isn't armed in that situation, looking at our officers, you need to recalculate. This is a 4,000-plus pound automobile, and it can kill an officer or another human being.
BuzzFeed News has reached out the Sand Springs Police Department for comment.