Video released of officer shootout with accused bank robber

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Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 4:00 pm

BRADENTON, Fla. -- The Manatee County Sheriff's Office has released aerial video of a shooting incident last month that left one officer injured and a suspect dead.

Investigators say that on April 14th, 24-year-old Ross Chrisman robbed a bank on University Parkway and led deputies on a chase through Bradenton.  His truck later came to a stop on 33rd Street East.

It was there that deputies say Chrisman fired a gun, striking Lt. Bob Mealy in the arm.  Chrisman then took his own life.

The video released Wednesday show part of the chase as the helicopter locates Chrisman's white truck on U.S. 301 and follows him until he got to 33rd Street.  Authorities are seen surrounding the truck and reports of "shots fired" are heard on the radio.

Shortly after the shootout, the camera zooms in on the cab of the truck and sees no movement from the suspect.

 

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