Video: Illinois police officer fights over gun with suspect

After the gun jammed, the officer was captured pleading for her life for 20 seconds; another officer fatally shot the suspect.
1:31 | 01/09/19

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harrowing images, the life and debt struggle between a woman police officer and a fugitive with a gun. The officer's dash cam recording as she approaches an SUV. A man appearing to have been sleeping inside, but then her body cam capturing the moment he jumps up and she pleads for her life. ABC's Alex Perez with the video end and we warn you, it is disturbing. What are you doing parked back here? Reporter: The just released body camera video shows lakemoor Illinois officer Brianna Tedesco questioning a man in a suspicious vehicle. In the predawn darkness, she approaches. You don't have any warrants or anything? Which I'm sure you don't. Reporter: The driver gives a phony name, but he's actually kennette Martell, wanted in Pennsylvania for the murder of an 88-year-old man. Do you have anything in the vehicle with your name on it? Reporter: Martell handing the officer a piece of paper and reached for a gun and pulls the trigger. No! No! Reporter: The gun jams. For 20 agonizing seconds, she tries to disarm him, pleading for her life. No, no, no. Don't shoot me, please, please. Reporter: A backup officer racing to the scene, shooting and killing Martell. Shots fired by police. One suspect down. Reporter: David, authorities discovered the suspect actually had a number of weapons. The officer was not hurt. David? Alex Perez tonight. Alex, thank you.

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