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Full video released of suspect shooting at midstate police officer

Written by Ted Czech/York Daily Record | Jan 13, 2016 9:30 AM
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Dashcam footage released by the Northern York County Regional Police Department shows an attempted officer homicide in Manchester Township. (Photo: Northern York County Regional Police Department)

An extended video shows additional footage of the Nov. 22 alleged attempted homicide of a Northern Regional officer

(Undated) -- Just after a bullet passed by Northern York County Regional Officer Lynn Anderson's face -- so close it burned his skin -- he fired seven shots in return, then got back in his patrol vehicle and looked for the suspect.

He called out information about suspect Trev Bowies Jackson and his vehicle, and where he might be headed. Minutes passed before he thought about his own well-being.

"York, I don't know if I'm hit," he said to York County 911 over his radio. "I'm pretty shooken up, if you can send an ambulance out here."

An extended video, shot from Anderson's dashcam, shows the moments before, during and after a near-fatal encounter with an armed man Nov. 22 in Manchester Township.

As of Tuesday, police continue to look for Jackson, 24, of York, and anyone who might have helped him.

Northern Regional originally released a 42-second video of the shooting. The York Daily Record obtained the full eight-and-a-half-minute video through a Right-To-Know request.

The video opens with Anderson following Jackson on Route 30 and pulling him over at the Manchester Crossroads shopping center.

After Jackson fires three shots at Anderson, the officer runs to the left of the screen, off-camera, but fires seven shots as Jackson flees in his car. Anderson was not hit by any of the bullets fired at him, police said.

Police later said that Jackson was wounded by one of the shots fired by Anderson, struck in the left arm or hand.

"Shots fired, York, shots fired," Anderson said to 911. "He shot at me."

"There's a passenger with him, I think it's a female," he told 911.

Anderson returns to his patrol vehicle and circles the center, looking for Jackson, while calling out information from Jackson's license.

"York, I did shoot, I did shoot, return fire back at the vehicle," Anderson said.

A fellow officer, heard, but not seen, arrives at the center and begins talking with Anderson.

"Calm down, calm down, let me check you out," the officer said to Anderson.

He later tells Anderson, "Keep it in the holster" several times, although it is not clear if the officer is referring to Anderson's gun or something else.

The officer tells Anderson to stay where he is, and that he will return after he looks for Jackson. Anderson gets back in his vehicle and drives in the lot, closer to where the shooting occurred and then stops again as the video ends.

Anderson, 29, a five-year veteran of Northern Regional, was on paid leave for a mandated seven-day period following the shooting. When he returned to work, he was pulling vehicles over, just as he did on Nov. 22, within the first few hours of his shift, Northern Regional Police Chief Mark Bentzel said Dec. 2.

"That's a hell of a man," Bentzel said.

Report a tip

Trev Bowies Jackson remains at large. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Northern York County Regional Police Department at 717-292-3647, call 911 or use the crime tip page on the Northern Regional website.

Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for help finding Jackson. Anyone with information can call the crime stoppers at 1-800-472-8477.

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