Shocking video shows the moment a crazed driver plowed into an off-duty police officer standing outside his Decatur, Ala. home last week. The driver was arrested and charged with attempted murder.
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According to AL.com, Gregory Martin Hill, 54, slammed his Jeep into off-duty cop Jack Brown outside Brown’s home on 11th Street Southeast just after 5 p.m. on Aug. 16, Decatur police spokeswoman Irene Cardenas-Martinez said.
Video of the attack shows Hill narrowly missing the policeman before hitting a tree. Brown then sprints to his front door as Hill exits the vehicle. Hill follows Brown to his home but stops before entering and slowly walks back to his Jeep.
Moments later, Brown is seen running out of his home with a pistol. He demands Hill raise his hands in the air and get on the ground, but Hill ignores the orders and jumps in his Jeep.
Hill quickly backs his Jeep up as Brown continues shouting orders. Seconds later, the Jeep is seen slamming into Brown, who fires multiple shots at the attacker.
Sabrina Brown, the officer’s wife, said both of their children were inside the home at the time of the attack.
WAFF reported that Hill allegedly ran over the Brown’s legs. Hill was not injured by the gunfire. Brown and a witness held the driver down until more police arrived on scene.
Morgan County Circuit Judge Charles Elliot set Hill’s bond at $1,000,000 cash. If Hill posts bond, he will be under the supervision of Morgan County Pre-Trial Supervisors, will be barred from having direct, indirect or electronic contact with Brown, and will not be allowed to consume alcohol or have firearms in his home or vehicle.
Brown was transported to a nearby hospital and was released. He is recovering at home.
The incident isn’t the only recent one against off-duty cops.
Last month, an off-duty NYPD cop was robbed at gunpoint of his own firearm while loading items into his vehicle along the street in the Bronx.
An off-duty cop, who is also an Army veteran, was shot while breaking up a bar fight in Chicago. He was left paralyzed by the gunshot wound in his back.