‘I thought I would be killed’: Drill rapper points gun at brave police officer during chase in Woolwich

“When the gun was pointed directly at my face my instant reaction was to turn away in fear, I thought I was about to be killed.”

The horrifying moment a policeman has a gun pointed at him as he chases an armed drill rapper following a shooting is captured on his bodycam.

The brave PC said he feared he would be killed when gunman Mucktar Khan turned on him but he continued the pursuit until Khan was arrested.

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Khan, 23, known by his stage name of MizOrMac, is part of the Harlem Spartans group who have had millions of hits on Spotify for their songs.

PC Elwood, who did not want to give his first name, gave chase after a shooting at a recording studio that injured another artist, Afro-swing songstress Midas The Jagaban and her manager.

Video grab of Mucktar Khan pointing a firearm (white circle) at PC Elwood during pursuit. Credit: Metropolitan Police / SWNS

He agreed for his bodycam images to be released to highlight the sort of threat that the police can face.

He said: “When the gun was pointed directly at my face my instant reaction was to turn away in fear, I thought I was about to be killed.

“However I continued to chase after them as they are dangerous individuals who needed removing from the streets.

“Had I not have continued to chase after them then they would have got away and still had access to a deadly firearm.

“The presence of two police dogs during this incident was instrumental. One of the dogs found a discarded firearm and another played a significant role in capturing one of the suspects.

PC Elwood was chasing the gunman on foot after officers were called to a shooting at a recording studio in Woolwich in November 2020. Credit: Metropolitan Police / SWNS.COM

“I joined the police so I could stop violent and dangerous criminals who pose a risk to society from causing harm to communities and this case is a classic example of that.”

Khan was jailed for nine years and the gang have now been sentenced to more than 30 years combined.

PC Elwood was chasing the gunman on foot after officers were called to a shooting at a recording studio in Woolwich in November 2020.

Three shots had been fired at a group at 3am, injuring a woman and a man.

Mucktar Khan, who threatened a police officer with a gun during a pursuit. Credit: Metropolitan Police / SWNS.COM

Officers from dog support unit located a car which failed to stop and crashed into a parked car shortly after.

Five men ran off, leaving behind two magazines containing live ammunition, three large Rambo knives and a machete.

PC Elwood gave chase when Khan turned and pointed a handgun, a Turkish Retay 9mm semi-automatic, at him and his police dog, PD Cruz.

The officer continued to chase him and Khan was arrested shortly after by firearms officers in a nearby estate.

PC Elwood’s police dog (PD) Cruz. Credit: Metropolitan Police / SWNS.COM

Three others, Myiles Brown, Joshua Fasoro and Don-Juan Newman, were arrested by armed officers hiding nearby.

The Met’s Trident team, responsible for the investigation of all non-fatal shootings in London, took on the case.

Following a five week trial at Croydon Crown Court the defendants Khan, 23, of Tavy Close, Lambeth, was convicted of possession of a prohibited firearm and additionally convicted of possession of a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence.

Joshua Fasoro. Credit: Metropolitan Police / SWNS.COM

Myiles Brown, 22 of Cormont Road, Camberwell was convicted of possession of a prohibited firearm and sentenced to seven years and six months’ imprisonment.

Joshua Fasoro, 21 of Elmington Estate, Camberwell, was convicted of possession of a prohibited firearm and a further possession of a prohibited firearm relating to a 2019 matter whereby a revolver was recovered in an electrical cupboard that also contained his DNA sample.

He was sentenced eight years and six months’ imprisonment.

Don-Juan Newman. Credit: Metropolitan Police / SWNS.COM

Don-Juan Newman, 23 of Oak Square, Brixton, was convicted of possession of a prohibited firearm and sentenced to seven years and six months’ imprisonment.

All four were acquitted of the attempted murder of the man and woman.

The fifth man was never found but enquiries to trace him continue.

Myiles Brown. Credit: Metropolitan Police / SWNS.COM

Detective Constable Andy Brackley from Trident said: “The actions of these four men that night were brazen and extremely reckless.

“We don’t believe the two victims shot that night were the intended targets and it is only down to sheer luck that their injuries were not fatal.

“Although both have recovered they are both still suffering with the long-term health implications caused by their injuries.

“It was the immediate and coordinated response of the officers that night that led to us capturing these dangerous offenders.

“The footage from the officer’s body worn camera is shocking and displays the bravery and dedication officers can sometimes face.

“PD Cruz was also instrumental that evening in apprehending one of the offenders.”