Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Watch: Officers catch Texas boy jumping from fire

A police officer's body camera caught the moment a boy jumped from the second floor of a Dallas-area apartment into the arms of officers below.

Video obtained by television station KDFW shows Balch Springs Police officers trying to get inside the apartment building on the outskirts of Dallas.

When the shooting flames prevent them from accessing the building, Officer Corey Jones throws a baton through a second-floor window from the ground and the boy is coaxed into jumping to the officers below.

The fire department arrives soon after and uses a ladder to rescue his mother, Keisha Sowels. She said her son encouraged her to jump, but officer David Fields told her that firefighters were almost there, and to wait.

Police say the mother and son are recovering.


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