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Video: Fla. Cops Chase, Fatally Shoot Teen

August 23, 2012  | 

VIDEO: Fla. Cops Fatally Shoot Teen

Tampa Police say two officers were forced to fatally shoot Javon Neal, 19, after he pointed a shotgun at them, while family members questioned the shooting, claiming Neal was unarmed.

The officers were cleared of criminal charges in the July 22 shooting, and newly released surveillance footage from the scene appears to support the officers.

The footage shows Officers Shannon Murphy and Gregory Pryor pursue Neal up a flight of stairs and open fire after Neal walks out of the camera's view. However, a closer look at the video shows what appears to be a shotgun concealed in Neal's pants leg.

Conslee Ray, a family friend, disagreed with the department's interpretation of the footage.

"It did not show no gun," Ray told MyFoxTampaBay. "It showed that he was holding up his pants."

Comments (7)

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Tom Ret @ 8/23/2012 6:54 PM

According to Ray, the suspect must have thought he was told to hold up his hanes instead of his hands.

michael @ 8/24/2012 2:36 AM

Well it could be all true, maybe Javon Neal was playing with all the children, teaching them how to sell crack,how to do a hand off, how to hide your gun from the po po.......because he looks just like a stand up citizens especially when he is running up the stairs with the barrel of the shot gun sticking out of his right pant leg (shorts) failing to comply with the police officers lawful orders to stop..............another gang banger makes a bad choice.

Steve Findley @ 8/24/2012 12:19 PM

While it is sad that a young man lost his life it seems clear that bad choices can result in some pretty stiff penalties. Let's hope that rioting isn't the next phase.

Bob T.retired NYS LEO @ 8/25/2012 2:34 PM

I wonder what happened to all the rest of the posts that were here?

Bob@Az. @ 8/26/2012 5:59 PM

bob T., click on the "arrow" on the picture and it will take you to the other site.

Jelly @ 8/30/2012 4:08 AM

Where in the hell is Sharpton and Jackson? Is there no money to be made in this case?

prettybadasz lala @ 2/21/2014 12:57 PM

michael ! shut tf up yu stupid bitch cuz if yu wont fuckn there shut yo mf mouth foe i kill yu ,yu stupid dumb ass hoe

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