Amazon security guard tries to kill unsuspecting boss before he’s shot dead in gunfight with police: ‘He almost executed me’

Disturbing footage shows the moment an Amazon warehouse security guard trainee tried to shoot his supervisor in the back of the head before he was gunned down during a firefight with police. 

Ali Hamsa Yusuf, 22, was captured on surveillance video shuffling into the Amazon facility in West Jefferson, Ohio, where he waved a pistol around on May 12 around 4:40 p.m., video from XSYX showed.

The deranged worker used his keycard to enter the warehouse — where more than 100 employees were working — and appeared behind his unsuspecting supervisor, who sat at his desk.  

Ali Hamsa Yusuf is seen walking into the Amazon facility in West Jefferson, Ohio, with a pistol in his hand. West Jefferson Police

Seconds later, Yusuf pointed the gun directly at the head of his supervisor from about three feet away.

Yusuf’s gun jammed as he pulled the trigger, racking back the pistol and aiming again to fire one more shot toward his boss.

The gunman, however, missed both shots.

“He shot at me twice, but he missed,” the contracted security guard told 911 dispatchers, according to the outlet. “He almost executed me.”

No injuries were reported at the facility.

Yusuf points the gun directly at the head of his supervisor from about three feet away and fires a shot. West Jefferson Police
The bullet misses his supervisor and he’s able to run for safety. West Jefferson Police

“It appeared that he had a jam, was checking the top rail of the gun, and then ultimately fired the round. It just missed the victim’s head,” West Jefferson’s Police Chief Brandon Smith said Monday.

When officers arrived at the warehouse, Yusuf was already on the lam.

About 90 minutes later, he was spotted in a white Toyota Camry in Columbus, 20 miles from the Amazon warehouse. 

Police spot Yusuf in a white Toyota Camry in Columbus, 20 miles from the Amazon warehouse, about 90 minutes later.  Columbus police

Multiple police vehicles from Columbus and Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office swarmed Yusuf’s Camry at a busy intersection, according to dash cam footage.

Yusuf was fatally shot when he opened fire on police and nearby civilians ran for their lives.

The disturbed trainee was taken to Doctors West Hospital but was pronounced dead soon after arriving. 

Police opened fire and fatally wound him during a gunfight. Columbus police

The Columbus police officer shot, identified only as a four-year veteran of the department, suffered minor injuries due to his bulletproof vest absorbing the force of the bullet. 

“One of our officers was shot in the chest, and by the grace of God, his body armor saved his life,” a statement released by the department read. 

The officer was released from Grant Hospital the same day of the shootout and is “doing okay,” Columbus police Chief Elaine Bryant said during the press conference Monday.

The Columbus police officer shot, identified only as a four-year veteran of the department, suffered minor injuries due to his bulletproof vest absorbing the force of the bullet.  FOP Capital City Lodge #9

The security guard told dispatchers that he’d been training Yusuf for approximately two weeks before he tried killing him in cold blood. 

It remains unclear why Yusuf targeted his supervisor. 

Police noted that he was not permitted to carry a gun while working and had no known criminal record.

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