Badass police sniper takes out man holding gun and kidnapped baby: ‘We’ve only got one shot at this!’

Body camera footage shows police in a standoff with a man who was holding a baby hostage and brandishing a gun, which ended in a sniper taking out the kidnapper.

The incident that started out in St. George, Utah, occurred in February of this year and ended near Beaver Dam in Arizona after an intense chase.

After warning the suspect to put the baby down, a police sniper shot and killed the 30-year-old suspect, Oscar Alcantara, who still had the infant in his arms.

The video was just released following a public records request by television station KUTV.

Washington City police were looking for Alcantara in connection with a separate incident where a weapon was used when he committed this crime.

The suspect was tracked to a church in the Bloomington area of St. George where a vehicle was pulled over. When police arrived, a woman jumped out of the car and ran to them, saying that Alcantara was still in the vehicle with her child and that he had a gun.

The kidnapper jumped into the driver’s seat of the car and raced off with the woman’s child still strapped in its child seat inside the car.

A wild chase ensured through St. George and into the desert of southwestern Washington County. It ended just across the Arizona border.

In the footage, police can reportedly be seen clearing people away from the area where the shooting took place.

Officers tried to persuade Alcantara to hand over the baby during the standoff.

“Put the child down on the ground, we will not pursue you!” an officer yelled at Alcantara.

A few minutes later, the suspect exited the car with the baby in his arms. He ran off into the brush off Highway 91 while pointing the gun at the baby.

“Oscar stop! We don’t want to hurt you!” an officer shouted.

He did not comply and crouched down behind vegetation as the police negotiated with him. Meanwhile, snipers were moved into position. Audio reportedly reveals that officers asserted they could see a gun being pointed at them.

“The gun is pointed right at us! Gun pointed at us!” an officer shouted.

A few minutes after that, a police sniper had Alcantara in his sights.

“We’ve only got one shot at this!” an officer can be heard stating before the sniper fired, killing Alcantara while he was still holding the child.

Officers immediately ran over to see if the infant was okay.

“I got child, I got child, come here baby,” an officer with the St. George police department was heard saying on a body camera.

The baby was not hurt in the incident and was transported to safety.

The Mohave County Attorney’s Office is still reviewing the entire incident, per protocol, following the shooting. They are reportedly reviewing hours of video, interrogating witnesses, and interviewing dozens of officers who were involved in the altercation.

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