‘Oh God! No!’ Body-cam captures CT cop killing man who murdered fellow officers; was ambush payback?

Three Connecticut police officers were ambushed by a man after they answered a fake 911 call resulting in two of them being shot from behind and killed and wounding a third officer who took out the shooter.

(Video Credit: Western Mass News)

Dramatic bodycam footage from the wounded officer, Alec Iurato, 26, has been released showing the shootout that occurred last Wednesday after the officers reportedly interacted with the shooter at a local bar earlier that evening.

The suspect, Nicholas Brutcher, came into contact with the officers at the Bleachers Bar in Bristol, Connecticut. It is currently unknown what transpired between them, according to CT Insider. There are reports that Brutcher was booted from a bar prior to his killing spree but no motive has been determined yet.

When the officers arrived at Brutcher’s home, they were ambushed. The suspect unloaded more than 80 rounds on the officers killing Dustin DeMonte, 35, and Alex Hamzy, 34. They died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head and torso.

Here is the full footage that was released (Viewer Warning):

(Video Credit: The Daily Mail)

In the video, you can see the officer behind a tree frantically calling for backup.

“Shots fired, shots fired, more cars, send everyone!” Iurato yelled into his radio. You can hear hysterical screaming as his body cam footage plays.

“Officer shot, officer shot,” he yelled into the radio as he leaned on a tree and groaned in pain. At that point, he limped to the car for cover as dozens of gunshots rang out.

“Oh f***, oh f***,” he says, panting.

Officer Iruato went on to locate Brutcher and took him out with a single gunshot.

“He’s down,” somebody is heard saying in the footage as Iurato shone a light on the location where Brutcher fell, before declaring, “One down.” Then someone can be heard screaming, “No! Oh God!”

Connecticut police would go on to assert that Brutcher’s 911 call was “a deliberate act to lure law enforcement to the scene.”

A witness to the shooting named Danny Rodriguez claimed he heard 30 shots and a woman screaming out during the shooting, “You killed them!”

“I heard a whole war going on behind me,” Rodriguez told KOCO.

The New York Times is reporting that Rodriguez saw a man in camo leaving the Brutcher home with a rifle. Someone followed him and tried to stop him.

Bristol Police Chief Brian Gould said in a statement that the deaths were a result of “senseless violence” which has brought the police force “sadness and grief.”

“They answered a call to duty, and they responded without hesitation, and that’s what they did every night before that,” Gould said. “And that’s what all our officers do and will continue to do day after day.”

“Words cannot express the sadness and grief that brings me before you this morning,” he remarked.

Neighbors claim that Brutcher was “always drinking.” One neighbor called him a “skater punk” and a “man-child.”

“Nate is high as a kite every time I see him. But cocaine doesn’t drive you to call cops and shoot them,” the neighbor commented, according to the Daily Mail.

The neighbors also spoke of Brutcher’s family, which includes his mom and dad, two brothers, and an adopted sister. Brutcher’s brother, Nathaniel, was also wounded in the shooting.

“Their mother must be a wreck right now,” a neighbor told the New York Post. “She’s also crazier than a f***ing bag of chips.”

Sergeant DeMonte was hired in 2012 and worked as a school resource officer. He is survived by his wife Laura and two young children Phoebe and Porter. The couple was expecting a third child when he was killed.

DeMonte was also named the 2019 Officer of the Year and worked as an advisor for the explorer cadet program.

Officer Hamzy joined the force in 2014, working the patrol division, and is survived by his wife Katie, parents, and two sisters.

Iurato was hired in 2018 and was assigned to the patrol division.

Grief was evident among fellow officers as scores of Connecticut cops turned out to the site of the attack to pay their respects to the fallen officers a day after the shooting. They lined the street, wiping tears away and embracing each other at the memorial.

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont directed flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the fallen officers.

Ambushes now account for almost half of the police officers that have been killed this year.

“Those are really scary numbers for law enforcement, not just for individual officers, but for the organizations they work for, which have to be taking this into account as they’re hiring, retaining and training officers,” Bill Alexander, the executive director of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, asserted.

“It’s not lost on the officers that the job they signed up for has become more dangerous,” he said in a statement. “That has to be taking a significant mental toll on the agencies at large and the individual officers doing the work.”

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