Raw footage from a cell phone captured the moment when two bounty hunters and the fugitive they were tracking down get into a shootout with each other, killing all three men at a Greenville, Texas, car dealership on Tuesday.
Authorities identified the two bounty hunters as Fidel Garcia Jr., 54, and Gabriel Bernal, 33, both with F.N.G. Security and Investigations of Corpus Christi. The fugitive was identified as Ramon Michael Hutchinson, 49, of St. Paul, Minnesota.
Garcia Jr. and Bernal went to the Greenville Nissan dealership in an attempt to arrest the fugitive who failed to appear at a court hearing for a drug charge in Hennepin County, as well as several other charges, including disarming a police officer and assault of an officer, according to Minnesota news station KSTP-TV.
Bernal and Garcia Jr. waited several hours at the dealership for Hutchinson. When he arrived, they approached him with handcuffs and began giving him commands.
The owner of the dealership, Rick Ford, told The Associated Press that the two men called the dealership earlier and identified themselves as federal agents before arriving at the dealership.
Hutchinson then pulled out his pistol but dropped it on the desk during a scuffle between the three men.
Hutchinson managed to retrieve his weapon and fired at both Bernal and Garcia Jr. The bounty hungers then returned fire.
Authorities said that roughly 20 shots went off over the course of six seconds.
Customers and employees fled for cover, as can be seen in the video.
The three men died at the scene. No one else was injured in the shootout.