Fresno, Calif., police Chief Jerry Dyer released graphic body-camera video footage of the fatal shooting of Dylan Noble, a 19-year-old who was unarmed.
Dyer said he released the “extremely disturbing” footage Wednesday because of intense public interest surrounding the June 25 shooting.
“I anticipate that some of this video will answer many of the questions out there in this community,” Dyer said. “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, two police officers are heard yelling out orders to Noble to put his hands in the air while he sits in a pickup truck. Noble eventually gets out of the vehicle and begins pacing back and forth in front of the police officers. In these tense moments, Noble has one hand in the air and one alternatively in the air and behind his back. The officers shot him twice and he fell to the ground.
He was shot twice more while he was on the ground as officers yelled for Noble to put his hands up. The video appears to show Noble moving one hand toward his abdomen. Dyer previously said officers believed Noble was reaching for a gun but later saw he was unarmed.
Questions over the shooting of Noble began last week when cellphone video taken from a distance showed officers shooting Noble twice as he was already on the ground. After the cellphone video went viral, the FBI began investigating the police shooting.
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