Oklahoma woman slips out of handcuffs, grabs AR-15s, fires from cop car

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By Carina Murphy

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An Oklahoma woman has made a wild break for freedom after being arrested by police.

In crazy dash and bodycam footage released by state authorities, suspect Rachael Zion Clay can be seen slipping out of her handcuffs, picking up a police rifle, and opening fire out the back of the patrol car she was locked in.

The shots struck a civilian and a deputy, and created what authorities described as a barricade situation

According to a report by Fox News, the Grady County Sheriff's Office was responding to a wellness check at a home in Blanchard when the incident took place.

Just before noon on August 12, deputies took Zion Clay into custody. They handcuffed Clay and locked her in the back of a police SUV, thinking that these precautions would be sufficient to detain her.

However, dashcam footage from inside the vehicle shows the suspect wriggling around on the backseat until she manages to get one hand out of the cuffs - then retrieving a police rifle.

Watch the crazy footage here:

After loading the firearm, Zion Clay takes aim out the back window and starts firing - seemingly at random.

Footage from officers' bodycams shows the moment they hear the shots fired. At the same time, a civilian who is talking to the police is struck in the chest, and they all dive to take cover behind another law enforcement vehicle.

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An Oklahoma police vehicle. Credit: Betty LaRue / Alamy

As the wounded man's son rushes to help with first aid, one of the officers notes that he too has been injured by a deflected bullet. They call in backup and - according to a police report - eventually manage to get the suspect to surrender.

Both victims were rushed to the hospital, but thankfully their injuries were not considered life-threatening.

As for Zion Clay, jail records show that she is currently being held at the Grady County jail on $1 million bond and a charge of "shooting with intent to kill."

Grady County Undersheriff Gary Boggers told BBC News that her attack had come completely out of the blue. "This is something you never think would happen," he said.

Featured Image Credit: Michael Matthews - Police Images / Alamy

Oklahoma woman slips out of handcuffs, grabs AR-15s, fires from cop car

vt-author-image

By Carina Murphy

Article saved!Article saved!

An Oklahoma woman has made a wild break for freedom after being arrested by police.

In crazy dash and bodycam footage released by state authorities, suspect Rachael Zion Clay can be seen slipping out of her handcuffs, picking up a police rifle, and opening fire out the back of the patrol car she was locked in.

The shots struck a civilian and a deputy, and created what authorities described as a barricade situation

According to a report by Fox News, the Grady County Sheriff's Office was responding to a wellness check at a home in Blanchard when the incident took place.

Just before noon on August 12, deputies took Zion Clay into custody. They handcuffed Clay and locked her in the back of a police SUV, thinking that these precautions would be sufficient to detain her.

However, dashcam footage from inside the vehicle shows the suspect wriggling around on the backseat until she manages to get one hand out of the cuffs - then retrieving a police rifle.

Watch the crazy footage here:

After loading the firearm, Zion Clay takes aim out the back window and starts firing - seemingly at random.

Footage from officers' bodycams shows the moment they hear the shots fired. At the same time, a civilian who is talking to the police is struck in the chest, and they all dive to take cover behind another law enforcement vehicle.

wp-image-1263166238 size-full
An Oklahoma police vehicle. Credit: Betty LaRue / Alamy

As the wounded man's son rushes to help with first aid, one of the officers notes that he too has been injured by a deflected bullet. They call in backup and - according to a police report - eventually manage to get the suspect to surrender.

Both victims were rushed to the hospital, but thankfully their injuries were not considered life-threatening.

As for Zion Clay, jail records show that she is currently being held at the Grady County jail on $1 million bond and a charge of "shooting with intent to kill."

Grady County Undersheriff Gary Boggers told BBC News that her attack had come completely out of the blue. "This is something you never think would happen," he said.

Featured Image Credit: Michael Matthews - Police Images / Alamy