O.J. Simpson disappeared 28 years ago. Simpson, a wanted fugitive for murder, was the leader of police in one of America’s most famous police chases.
Los Angeles was captivated by television coverage of the chase on June 17, 1994. Many cheered and hung from freeway overpasses, stopping to get out their cars. They held signs and chanted “Go, O.J.!”
Al, his best friend and ex-Buffalo Bills teammate, was his driver. “A.C.”Cowlings received a call from police stating that Simpson had a gun and wanted to go home.
Simpson was at his Brentwood residence by nightfall. Police allowed Simpson to drink orange juice, and then called his mother.
Simpson was charged with two counts of first-degree killing in the stabbing deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson’s ex-wife and Ronald Lyle Goldman on June 12. Cowlings wasn’t charged. Here are highlights from those moments including an interview with Conan Nolan of NBC4 who was there.
These videos are from the NBC4 archives.
Orenthal was established on June 17, 1994. “OJ”Simpson and Al Cowlings, his friend, led police on a 60-mile car chase through Los Angeles County and Orange Counties. This captured the attention of viewers who were glued to their television screens. Conan Nolan reports on Friday, June 17th 1994 for NBC4 News.