There was another street battle in the U.S., which resulted in the death of one SWAT police officer and four other law enforcement officers were wounded.
The scene of the battle was the town of Levelland, Texas. Local police spotted a pickup truck driving erratically, making dangerous maneuvers.
A short time later, police received a report from a local resident saying that his neighbor was acting aggressively and waving an object similar to a gun.
The police arrived and found the same pickup truck, which had been previously seen by the patrols, apart from the perpetrator himself.
Its owner, who, as it turned out, had a criminal record, became aggressive and then barricaded himself in his house.
Trying to negotiate with him, police officers approached the door. At that moment the door flew open and the attacker opened fire on the law enforcement officers.
As a result of this sudden exchange of gunfire, Sergeant Josh Bartlett of the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office was fatally wounded and later died at the hospital.
Levelland Police Sgt. Sean Wilson was critically wounded and was taken to Lubbock County University Medical Center. He is in critical condition after surgery. Three other police officers suffered minor injuries and were discharged from the hospital.