It's a scene that could have almost been predicted when reading through all of John Carpentier's prior court records.
The meeting spot: An AM/PM. The suspect unknowingly parked next to the undercover officer. A patrol unit came up from behind boxing Carpentier in.
Police say when the two uniformed officers approached the man, he pointed a gun at them. He then rammed his Dodge into one of their vehicles in an attempt to get away.
An undercover officer in a minivan saw the gun pointed at his fellow officers and opened fire.
Court records reveal a long criminal history that started in Florida when Carpentier was a minor. He was convicted of burglary and theft at a young age. He spent his 17th and 18th birthdays behind bars in Arizona for DUI charges.
In 2006, the man went to prison after being convicted of using a hammer to beat a man during a fight.
In a letter, Carpentier's father wrote to court officials that his son was a good kid and deserved a second change. But after spending five years behind bars, it only took a few months after Carpentier's release for him to get busted for drugs.
In each of his cases, Carpentier was classified as a high-risk offender and had a problem with being violent even when he was on probation.