OKC Police Release Body Camera Footage Of Violent Crash, Police Shooting With MWC Man


Wednesday, May 5th 2021, 4:12 pm
By: Jennifer Pierce


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Oklahoma City police released the full body camera footage from a weekend officer-involved shooting and car crash. 

A Midwest City man was accused of ramming Oklahoma City police officer Samuel Flowers' patrol call off the road and pulled a gun on him.

The man was later identified as 37-year-old Quinton Pace.

Investigators said he admitted he left his home in Midwest City early Saturday morning looking for an officer to pull him over. Pace told police he wanted police to kill him.

The officer turned his body-worn camera on as he was driving near NE 50th and Martin Luther King Avenue.

Flowers: “I got a guy that just tried to run into my car. He’s coming up behind me now.”

Flowers jumped out of the car with his gun drawn, but quickly decided to get back inside. Only seconds later, Pace turned around and rammed his car into the Oklahoma City patrol car.

The violent crash sent both cars to opposite sides of the street; glass and other debris littered the road. Flowers was trapped inside.

Flowers: “I’m hit, I’m trapped in the vehicle.”

Pace was able to get out of his car and video showed he walked toward the officer with a pistol drawn. Flowers grabbed a rifle.

Flowers: “Shots fired, shots fired, shots fired.”

According to an arrest warrant, detectives found Pace's gun at the scene, along with casings. During an interview, Pace told investigators he kept the gun after customers left it at his barber shop. 

Back at the scene, Pace was on the ground and injured.

He screamed several times that he could not breathe.

Pace: “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe.”  

The footage showed Pace was able to move his head, while an officer had one hand on his side. He was taken to the hospital and later taken to police headquarters for questioning.

Flowers was shaken up, but said he only had minor cuts.

Flowers: “You want to double check me? I don’t think he fired at all but.”

Officer: “Yep, did he have a gun?”

Flowers: “Of yeah, he’s got a gun. It’s over there.”

Pace was accused of shooting with intent to kill and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

Investigators also questioned Pace about a Facebook post he made where he claimed he wanted to kill a cop. Pace admitted he wanted police to see the post so they would go to his home.