LIBERTY, Mo. - For the first time, 41 Action News got a glimpse of the exclusive video of a Kansas City man strung out on meth who was shot while dragging a Missouri State Trooper with his car for several hundred feet in July 2012.
A Clay County Judge sentenced Alan Hampton to 30 years in prison.
During today's sentencing the court watched the short but powerful video captured that July morning. The dash cam video was captured from Missouri Highway Patrol Corporal Cody Dunfee's patrol car.
"As I approached the car, I noticed what appeared to be a black square object in his waistband," Dunfee said. "I kind of figured that he was trying to hide something in the car. I didn't know what it was at the time."
Within seconds, Dunfee pulled his gun and Hampton took off in his car while the trooper held on.
"It happened so quick and to this day I still don't know why I more or less dove into that car," Dunfee said.
While being dragged, Dunfee shot Hampton twice, once in the hand and once again in the leg before he finally stopped the car. The investigation determined Hampton was under the influence of meth and had a loaded gun.
Hampton's wife was very emotional while the video played in court and when the judge handed down her sentence. The wife declined to comment on the outcome.