Some people are voted most likely to succeed in high school. Others can’t read the instructions on a tin of breath mints. That would be James Pierce who thought he was going to assassinate a pair of deputies from Charleston County, South Carolina. The 28-year-old Pierce must have thought a couple of hillbilly sheriff’s deputies were gonna be a pushover.
Well, James Pierce thought wrong.
The shoot-out captured on a dash cam looked like something Hollywood would put together. Those deputies were executing Matrix-style moves with aplomb. Mega kudos, gents. Hollywood could take lessons.
Pierce actually thought he was going to shoot his way out of custody. At least until the deputy who he had shot three times circled back around (to quote a famous White House press secretary) and put a jacketed hollow-point right smack dab into Pierce’s brain housing group.
While Mr. Pierce’s grape might have been mostly empty of knowledge, wisdom and decency, the round did it’s job.
At this point, leaking blood and grey matter, James took a relaxing nap. Viewers watching the dashcam of the incident can watch the tension leave his body. Along with his soul – if he had one.
Meanwhile, his “boo” scurried out of the car with bullets whizzing by her ample frame, holding her cigarette.
I can’t tell if she didn’t drop that smoke because it was expensive or because she loved her nicotine. Oh well. Somehow she escaped uninjured.
Here’s the video. You’ll need to log into YouTube to see it.
Trust me, it’s worth it. Not safe for work though.
Thank heavens for those deputies and their courage under fire. The residents of Charleston County, SC are fortunate to have such steely men standing between them and menaces to society like the homicidal James Pierce.
From the YouTube video description.
North Charleston, South Carolina — On May 7, 2023, Deputy Evan Cubbage from the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle shortly before 3:45 p.m. at 4915 Savannah Highway near Ravenel. The 36-year-old, deputy Cubbage, with more then three years on the force called for backup after a “brief interaction” with the driver and the passenger, identified as 28-year-old James Pierce. The sheriff’s office described the stop as “cordial, up until this point,” when Pierce became “squirrelly”. A second deputy, identified as Alexander Hodge, arrived a short time later to provide backup. Deputy Cubbage stood by the passenger side door, which Pierce had opened because the windows were tinted and the deputy couldn’t see inside. Deputy Cubbage appears to grab the Pierce’s hands and tells him not to reach for anything as he is getting out to of the car. “He’s got a gun,” the deputy called. During the encounter, Pierce opened fire on the deputies, and deputy Cubbage was struck. The deputies returned fire, hitting Pierce, who died at the scene. Pierce was armed with a Glock .40-caliber handgun; the deputies fired their 9 mm service pistol. Deputy Cubbage was shot three times. He was released from the hospital after getting treatment for serious but non-life threatening injuries later that night. Deputy Hodge was not injured. After the shooting, deputies detained the woman driver, who has not been identified. It is unclear if she faces any charges. Per protocol, the deputies involved in the shooting are on paid administrative leave.