- Cristobal Santana, 37, was stopped on Oct. 24 by Dakotah “Kody” Chapman-Green
- The video shows the moment he points a gun at the police officer and fires several shots, leaving him hospitalized
- Santana is suspected of killing his girlfriend Adrianna Lopez, 37, in Chicago
Dramatic footage shows the moment a man suspected of killing his girlfriend opens fire on an Illinois State Trooper during a traffic stop.
Cristobal Santana, 37, was caught on dashcam firing a barrage of bullets at Dakotah “Kody” Chapman-Green before striking the wounded officer with his weapon.
The soldier reportedly suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and facial and skull fractures following the incident on October 24.
Santana managed to escape after the shooting, but was taken into custody in the early hours of the next morning after a police pursuit that ended with him being hit by one of the cars.
He is suspected of killing his girlfriend, special education teacher Adrianna Lopez, 37, in Chicago last week.
Dashcam footage captured the moment Cristobal Santana opened fire on Illinois State Trooper Dakotah Chapman-Green
The video shows the state trooper pulling Santana over on the side of the road in Springfield.
The two are talking when the suspect suddenly appears and tries to hide the fact that he has a gun.
But once Chapman-Green makes it, he retreats, but not before Santana can open fire.
He shoots the officer several times as he tries to flee before emerging from behind his vehicle to pursue him on foot.
Security camera footage shows Chapman-Green running for his life as Santana continues to fire a barrage of bullets.
Despite being hit multiple times in the legs, the officer chased Santana to a parking lot where he was struck with the weapon New York Post Reports.
Eventually, the suspect returns to his car and jumps back in before speeding away, while a wounded Chapman-Green is seen staggering back into the frame.
Santana was eventually arrested by police at 1:58 a.m. the next day after a high-speed chase.
The footage shows Santana firing multiple shots at the state trooper, who he also allegedly hit with his gun
Chapman-Green was hospitalized after being shot in the legs and suffering facial and skull fractures
Separate dashcam footage shows the moment the suspect bounces off the hood of a police car as an officer rams him while being pursued by police.
Both he and Chapman-Green were hospitalized following the incident.
The state trooper is still recovering from his injuries, but his fiancée Maddy Kinsel confirmed he is fine.
She told that State magazine registerr: “He still has a long way to go, but God was with him that night and protected him from the worst.”
His father, Jim Green, also said his son was doing well. He added: “He loves being a soldier and he will never stop being a soldier. ‘He’s got one speed, and that’s go.’
Meanwhile, Santana was taken into custody following the crash.
Santana is suspected of killing his girlfriend Adrianna Lopez, 37, in Chicago last week
He was charged with five counts, including two counts of first-degree murder, aggravated assault on a police officer and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
The defendant is suspected of fatally shooting his girlfriend Lopez, a preschool teacher, 10 times in the chest outside her Chicago home.
The educator’s family reported this Chicago Tribune She had recently filed for a protective order against Santana because of his alleged violent tendencies.
Police have not yet officially named him as a suspect and said the investigation is ongoing.