VIDEO: Off-duty Decatur police officer hit by a car in his front yard

DECATUR, Ala. (WHNT) – Newly released footage shows an off-duty Decatur police officer being hit by a car in his own front yard.

The officer was identified in a court filing as Jack Brown. The video is from the doorbell camera in the house.

Police say the incident began when Brown noticed a man approaching his vehicle at his home near 11th Street SE in Decatur. The man was later identified as Gregory Martin Hill, 54.

According to Decatur police, Hill fled as Brown approached, hitting a car and a mailbox. Then Hill made his first attempt to run over Brown before hitting a tree, police say. This is where the doorbell images are picked up.

The video shows Brown running towards his house, throwing down his phone and entering. According to police, Brown went inside for a weapon and Hill followed him into the carport, but then returned to his car.

Brown then returned outside with his gun pointed at Hill and his vehicle.

The video shows Brown approaches Hill from the driver’s side of the 2012 Jeep Wrangler before Hill backs out of the yard. At this point, Decatur police said Hill sped towards Brown again, as the officer fired into the approaching vehicle.

Brown was hit by the vehicle and pushed across his yard. Hill’s warrant says he then backed up and onto Brown’s legs.

Although he was hit, Brown, along with a person who witnessed the incident, managed to subdue Hill. Other officers arrived on the scene and were able to place Hill under arrest.

According to police, Brown was taken to Huntsville Hospital the evening of the incident and released later that night.

According to Decatur police, Hill was charged with attempted murder and jailed in Morgan County Jail on $1,000,000 cash bond.


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