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Dash Cam Catches TX Man Firing Shotgun at Officer's Face


"Put the gun down, man, put it down."

A police officer in Conroe, TX lost his eye after a man opened fire on the officer with a shotgun. The cop's dash cam caught the whole incident:

KZTV reports:

Surveillance video was released Wednesday of a shooting involving a Conroe, Texas police officer. Sgt. James Kelemen responded to a call at Flower's Baking Co. in Conroe at 4 p.m. Saturday because a man was threatening an employee with a shotgun. Kelemen was shot in the face by James Richard Hill, 54, according to prosecutors. Officers returned fire at Hill and he died at the scene.

Dashcam video showed Hill carrying a shotgun run to a pillar outside the bakery. Standing next to the pillar, the gunman pointed the weapon at Kelemen, who was taking cover behind his patrol car, investigators said. On the video, you can hear the sergeant repeatedly tell Hill to drop his weapon. "Put the gun down, man, put it down. What's going on?" Kelemen said on the dashcam video. "We can talk about this, but put it down. Just put the gun down, man."

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