Luis Cobos-Cenobio has been identified as the 29-year-old illegal immigrant who was seen open-firing on police in shocking dashcam video footage.
According to reports from the Washington County Sheriff Office’s Facebook page, Cobos-Cenobio was pulled over by Washington County Corporal Brett Thompson on November 11 at approximately 12:43 p.m. for a traffic violation.
Cobos-Cenobio reportedly refused to stop and then fled before eventually stopping on Steele Road in Tontitown, Arkansas. When Corporal Thompson exited his vehicle to approach Cobos-Cenobio, he opened the driver’s side door and began open firing at Thompson.
Thompson returned the shots and the two exchanged gunfire before Cobos-Cenobio returned to his vehicle to attempt to escape.
Later, a Springdale Police officer spotted Cobos-Cenobio’s vehicle on 71B near Shady Grove Road in Springdale and gunfire was once again exchanged before he was eventually arrested by Springdale Police Officers.
When questioned by authorities, Cobos-Cenobio allegedly said that he started firing at Officer Thompson because he “wanted to die.”
via Fox News:
Authorities said the 29-year-old had a wound to the left arm and shoulder and was taken to a nearby hospital before being handed over to police.
“We are so thankful Corporal Thompson, all other officers who were involved, as well as citizens who were in the areas of the incident, were unharmed,” the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
Cobos-Cenobio has been jailed on $500,000 bond, and has had a detainer placed on him by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency spokesperson confirmed to Fox News.
He was charged with four counts of attempted capital murder, committing a terroristic act, fleeing, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
No officers or deputies were injured in the shooting and the Arkansas State Police will be investigating the incident going forward.
At this time, there is no indication when his next appearance in court will be.