WATCH: Officer Shoots Through Windshield While Chasing Suspects

Body cam video footage from Las Vegas police shows an officer shoot through his own windshield in order to stop fleeing suspects who had been allegedly shooting at police.

The officer pursued the vehicle at a high rate of speed for about five minutes. The body cam footage released by the Las Vegas police picked up the sound of gunfire coming from the suspects’ vehicle throughout the chase.

Late in the chase the lead officer drew his weapon, holding it in his right as he closed the distance between his police cruiser and the suspect vehicle. He then opened fire, shooing through his windshield at the vehicle.

The vehicle moved to the left after the officer fired shots, allowing the officer to drive up close to the rear passenger side and shoot another barrage of bullets out of the driver’s window of the police cruiser.

The suspects then lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a building.

Police Activity reports that the occupants of the vehicle were 22-year-old Fidel Miranda and 30-year-old Rene Nunez. The suspects allegedly fired 34 rounds at police during the pursuit.

Miranda was pronounced dead at the site of the crash, Nunez was taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds.

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