Police Shoot and Kill Black Man As He Walks Away From Them
8:56 am PT – The police department said the shots were fired just as the victim was about to enter the convenience store, armed with a knife. What they didn’t explain … why 11 hits?
A black man was fatally shot by cops – 11 times shot – as he walked away from them, and everything was filmed.
The man was at a gas station in Lafayette, Louisiana, when someone called police to report a disturbance. At least half a dozen police arrived and, according to the eyewitness – who shot the video – he appeared to be holding a knife.
You hear the cops ordering the man on the ground, but he keeps walking. The woman who shot the video said she saw the police punch him, but he was still standing.
As the man reached the door of the gas station convenience store, gunshots rang out – 11 shots, and the man died.
A Louisiana State Police spokesperson said the man was involved in an altercation at an intersection. It’s not clear from police reports, but it appears the cops may have followed the man for half a mile before the fatal encounter at the gas station.
The officers were all placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.
Originally posted – 06:23 PT
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