BRIEF: BACKFIRED! Drug Dealers’ Bungled Gun Plot To Rob Undercover Cop Goes Into Reverse

This footage shows the moment police officers exchanged gunfire with three suspects who allegedly tried to rob an undercover detective while holding him at gunpoint.

The three suspects, later identified as Jalil Michael Turner, 18, Jaiden Malik Carter, 19, and Shane Dareon Pollard, 30, had reportedly met with the unnamed undercover detective who was allegedly tasked with purchasing a large quantity of suspected Fentanyl pills and at least one firearm in Woodbridge, Prince William County, Virginia, in the United States.

In the footage, they can be seen meeting the detective in a separate vehicle where one of the men exited and got into the detective’s vehicle.

After a brief encounter, the man can be seen exiting the vehicle before returning a short time later with one of the other men.

According to the police report, at a certain point during the conversation, Turner produced a handgun demanding the money from the detective and additional property and entered the detective’s car, along with Carter, while Pollard remained in the driver’s seat of the other vehicle, and repositioned his vehicle behind the detective’s vehicle, as can be seen in the footage.

A police officer shots the suspect in Prince William County, Virginia, USA on 1 September 2022. (Prince William County Police Department/Newsflash)

The two men can be seen raiding the detective’s car looking for money and other valuables, before getting back to their vehicle and attempting to flee.

At that moment, additional detectives who were reportedly converging on the location to make the arrest can be seen arriving at the scene.

The suspects can be seen attempting to escape by backing up the car while reportedly shooting at the officers, to which the officers reportedly responded with gunfire.

One suspect can be seen surrendering to the police, and the other two were arrested soon after.

Following the shooting incident, Pollard and Carter were reportedly taken to a local hospital to treat their injuries.

Carter was later pronounced dead, while Pollard still remains hospitalised.

The investigation is currently ongoing.