Corvette Chase Ends With Multiple Fatal Shooting Of Driver

Jack Baruth
by Jack Baruth

The crash is around the 20:30 mark; the driver is shot to death in the minute that follows.

After brain surgery to remove a tumor, National Guard veteran Brian Newt Beaird became increasingly paranoid and erratic, according to his family. During an hour-long police chase, he called his father to ask why the police were chasing him. After hitting another car, Mr. Beaird was shot approximately twenty times trying to run from the LAPD, which had him surrounded. His 80-year-old father watched it happening live.

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  • Hogie roll Hogie roll on Dec 30, 2013

    Did they attempt to have onstar disable the car?

  • DenverMike DenverMike on Dec 30, 2013

    If any one of these cops felt threatened by this unarmed perp, running away from him and 20 of his coworkers, all pointing a gun at the perp, he should shoot HIMSELF.

  • ReSa ReSa on Dec 30, 2013

    Help me out here... How is this Automotive News exactly...? Ironically, not the car but the poor guy driving fits TTAC's mission statement perfectly: "The Truth About Cars provides (...) TAKE-NO-PRISONERS automotive news (...)"

  • Mor2bz Mor2bz on Dec 30, 2013

    What would have happened had they called off the chase? He would have stopped running. Why is someone so mentally disturbed allowed to drive? Since when has putting your hands up in the air become the universal signal for "please shoot me twenty times"? Isn't there some way to screen out the adrenalin junkies when hiring cops?