Oklahoma City –
Things were looking grim for Rookie OKC Police Officer Adam Eller. After responding to a burglary report on the north-west side of Oklahoma City, Eller was assaulted by one of the burglary suspects, and severely beaten with his own baton.
Fortunately for Eller, an armed citizen witnessed the assault and stepped in to help, likely saving the officer from more serious injury or worse.
One of the two burglary suspects, Jermaine Williams, took off on foot when he saw officers. A foot chase ensued and during the chase the two officers became separated, resulting in Eller finding himself alone once he caught up to Williams. As Officer Eller attempted to place Williams under arrest a struggle ensued. During the fight, Williams took control of Eller’s baton and then struck him over the head six to twelve times.
While Eller was being assaulted, a heroic witness stepped with his weapon drawn, telling Williams that he would fire on him if he did not stop assaulting Eller. The witness has yet to be identified.
Both Tremaine and Jermaine Williams were taken into custody. Eller was rushed from the scene to an area hospital, but was subsequently released on Wednesday and is expected to make a full recovery.
Armed Citizen: 1 – Dirtbag Criminal: 0