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VIDEO: Neighbor records shots fired at Wyoming officer

Posted at 9:39 PM, Jan 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-29 22:37:51-05

WYOMING, Mich. -- A business owner filmed video on his iPhone and captured images of the Wyoming officer shooting before any local media arrived.

Joe Kennedy, owner of Joe's Wrench Works, said that he was driving by and saw a couple police cruisers. At first, he thought it was a car accident.

When he went in for a closer look, he came close to the gunfire.

In the iPhone video, you can hear a string of gunshots. Kennedy said he believed  those were the shots that struck a Wyoming police officer.

Moments before the shots rang out, you can see officers running towards one of the homes.

"At first, when I heard the first gunshot fired, I thought, 'Man, I'm getting out of here,'" Kennedy said.

But he didn't move.

"I sat there for a while, seen more cruisers pulling up, and then eventually I heard gunshots," said Kennedy. "I did hear some yelling. I believe I did hear them yell, 'Officer down.'"

Wanting to capture the frightening incident on camera, Kennedy held his post and watched as the Wyoming police officer was loaded on a gurney and into the back of the ambulance.

"It was terrible. It was. You know, I couldn't believe what was happening. All those officers there, and one guy in the house -- had a high powered rifle, it sounded like -- comes out shooting at him."

Kennedy said that he heard about three different sets of gunshots that were about five minutes apart from each other. Kennedy estimates he may have heard dozens of rounds.