"At this point, his 16-year-old son Joseph Kane comes out shooting with an AK-47."
A dashcam video from a police SUV shows a teenager opening fire on two West Memphis police officers before taking off in a van with his father
. Subsequent helicopter footage reveals a third occupant
of the van escaping unharmed. The Game and Fish Officer who rammed his truck
into the van most likely saved the lives of two wounded officers. Full Text
"With Busby and Wren under fire and wounded, Arkansas Game and Fish officer Michael K. Neal rammed his pickup into the Kanes' minivan.
The assailants then turned their attention and their weapons on Neal.
One of them sprayed the front of his truck and windshield with bullets from an AK-47, Game and Fish Col. Mike Knoedl said, prompting Neal to return fire, a step that was fundamental in "ending this shooting spree and attack on law enforcement."
.."All you have to do is look at that picture," the governor said, referring to an image of Neal's bullet-riddled truck that was projected on a screen in the commission's auditorium. "That's the fire he was taking." Neal, a father of three and the son of a coroner, was on duty in Lee County when he heard the radio traffic. He talked to his sergeant, then warned his wife that he was joining the cavalry two counties over.
Neal said fighting fires in Brinkley, patrolling the roads of Monroe County as a part-time deputy and cracking down on deer poachers and night hunters for the past three years had helped prepare him for what he did that day.
The expert marksman did exactly what he was taught to do in such a situation - fire through the windshield from the inside of his truck.
"My training kicked in, and I went into action," he said.