FOOTAGE FROM STRONGSVILLE POLICE CAR (WARNING: VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED)
(STRONGSVILLE) - A newly released dash-cam video obtained by WTAM News shows a van ramming a Strongsville police vehicle seconds before an officer opens the van’s door and kills the suspect, Roy Evans Jr. The video shows the beginning and end of the 14 minute car chase on I-71. The investigation continues as to whether the shooting was justified. Evans' girlfriend and three children were in the van at the time of the shooting. He had a long criminal record, and did not stop when officers tried to pull him over initially on Pearl Road that morning earlier this month. Evans most recently served two years in prison after stabbing a man 14 times during a fight on New Year’s Eve of 2013. He was released from jail last September.