‘I’ll Shoot You, Bro’: Video Shows Police Officer Shoot Man Who Allegedly Aimed Gun At Him


Kay Smythe News and Commentary Writer
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Fort Worth Police released footage of an officer-involved shooting that occurred Saturday during a call for domestic violence.

A woman called local law enforcement Saturday afternoon, claiming her brother was threatening her with a firearm at a residential property in Fort Worth, Texas, according to Fox4 News. When officers arrived, they found the suspect, 35-year-old Hector Galvan, running away from the property, leading an officer to chase after him into the backyard.

Galvan’s sister had allegedly informed officers during her 911 call that Galvan had a gun in his pocket, and dispatch told the officers he was believed to still be armed when they arrived on the scene, according to Fort Worth Assistant Chief Robert Alldredge.

The foot chase led officers out to the street, where security camera footage shows one officer attempting to stop Galvan with a taser. The footage shows the suspect falling to the ground and pulling the gun out of his pocket.

“Fearing that he was about to be shot, the officer fired his handgun two times at the suspect to stop his deadly threat,” Alldredge continued. (RELATED: Video Reportedly Shows Bride Smiling Awkwardly As Guests Are Stretchered Out Of Cannabis-Laced Wedding Party)

Bodycam footage shows the assistant officer yelling, “Get your hands out of your pockets! I’ll shoot you, bro!” As a second officer approaches Galvan and the other officer already on the scene, Galvan retreats slightly with his weapon raised, the footage shows.

The footage was subsequently shared on Twitter by Forth Worth Police.

Galvan threw his handgun after he was struck by a bullet, which police later retrieved from the scene, Alldredge said. He was taken to a local area hospital, where he is in a stable condition. Police have since charged Galvan with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon: one against a family member, and one against a public servant, the assistant chief continued.