An armed citizen bravely steps in to help a rookie officer who found himself in desperate need of help.
Officer Adam Eller and field training officer Sgt. Michael Lambert responded to a burglary call Tuesday afternoon. The suspects were twin brothers, Tremaine and Jermaine Williams, but Jermaine was the only one still at the scene when the officers arrived, and he immediately fled on foot.
The officers got split up during the chase, and officer Eller ended up alone with Jermaine when he found him by a nearby home. A fight broke out and Jermaine managed to get his hands on the officer’s baton. He then proceeded to strike officer Eller in the head several times.
Luckily, an armed citizen charged up with his weapon drawn and told Jermaine that he would shoot him if he did not stop hitting the officer. The brave citizen’s identity has not yet been revealed.
Both Tremaine and Jermaine Williams were eventually taken into custody and booked into the Oklahoma County jail Tuesday night. Eller was rushed from the scene to OU Medical Center with serious injuries, but was released on Wednesday and is expected to make a full recovery.
Without the heroic actions of the armed citizen, the outcome may have been much worse for the officer.