RAW: Middletown police shoot man inside car in Walmart parking lot
A traffic stop turned deadly when 47-year-old Victor Lykins displayed a weapon, according to a Middletown police report released by BCI. This cruiser camera video shows a Jeep SUV being stopped by two Middletown police officers in the parking lot of a Walmart. Victor was the front seat passenger and his brother, Robert, was the driver. The video does not have audio and is heavily blurred. BCI has not released the identity of the officers involved. According to the Middletown police report, Robert did not have a valid driver’s license. He was escorted to the cruiser without any struggle or incident, while another officer continued to talk with Victor. After learning that Victor initially provided false information and was wanted on a warrant for tampering with evidence, officers said they asked him to step out of the vehicle. Police said after that, Victor "brandished" a handgun. During a struggle over the firearm, both of the officers discharged their weapons, hitting Victor. The two officers did not administer life-saving measures until close to four minutes after the shooting.