Newly released body camera footage shows California police fatally shoot an unarmed teenager as he lays on the ground.
Fresno Police released body camera footage Wednesday of officers fatally shooting Dylan Noble, 19, who is white, The Los Angeles Times reports. The FBI and US Attorney General’s Office are investigating the shooting.
“I anticipate that some of this video will answer many of the questions out there in this community,” said Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer. “However, I believe this video is also going to raise questions in the minds of people, just as those questions exist in my mind as well.”
In the video, officers can be seen pointing guns at Noble, who has pulled his truck over at a gas station. Noble gets out of the truck and walks away from the officers before walking back toward them. The entire time this is going on, officers are yelling at Noble to put his hands in the air. Noble moves his hands from in the air and back to his sides repeatedly as officers continue to warn him. Finally, Noble puts a hand behind his back and is fatally shot four times. Two of the shots come after Noble is already on the ground but appears to be reaching for his waist.
“Dude if you reach one more time, you will get shot again,” an officer says.
“Dude!” the officer yells as he shoots Noble, who appeared to reach for his waist.
“Dude! Do not reach again please, OK?”
The video comes after videos of police killing Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota. Protests erupted around the country over those videos with hundreds of arrests. It remains to be seen whether this video will spark even more.
WARNING: This video may be disturbing.
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