GUTHRIE, Okla.-- We got our first look at dash-cam video Tuesday of a Guthrie shooting that took place after a traffic stop.
OHP says Trooper Swickey shot Kenneth Brown, 18, when Swickey felt his life was in danger.
The dash-cam video shows Swickey pulling over Brown for allegedly not having his headlights on.
It appears to be just a routine traffic stop, letting Brown off with just a written warning. However, the mood changes when Trooper Swickey begins questioning Brown.
In the video, you can hear Swickey asking if Brown is nervous about anything. Brown says no and then Swikey proceeds to ask if Brown had anything he should not have, like a weapon.
Trooper Swickey calls in a K-9 unit, then he and Brown head to the front of the patrol car where Brown is asked to empty his pockets. Swickey then begins to perform a pat down.
During the search, Swickey notices what looks like a gun tucked away in Brown’s pants. A struggle then begins and moments later shots are fired.
“When his life was in danger, or great bodily harm, Trooper Swickey did the right thing,” Lt. John Vincent, with OHP, said.
Lt. Vincent says hundreds of hours of scenario-based training helped prepare Trooper Swickey for that moment.
“From day one we teach our troopers how to survive. That’s the most important thing, and it was training and it was instinct and just what he was taught to do,” Lt. Vincent.
We last told you Brown was in critical condition at OU Medical Center. We are still awaiting an update on how he is doing.
Trooper Swickey remains on paid administrative leave as the investigation continues.