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Video: Fresno Police Release Footage of Man Refusing to Show Officers His Hands Before Being Shot and Killed

July 14, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Fresno Police Release Footage of Man Refusing to Show Officers His Hands Before Being Shot and Killed

The Fresno (CA) Police Department released body camera video Wednesday showing Dylan Noble repeatedly ignoring officers’ demands that he stop moving back and forth at a gas station parking lot and show his hands before officers fired their weapons.

Police Chief Jerry Dyer said the investigation into the shooting is still underway, and he has not made a decision whether it was justified. But he said he wanted to release the video so the public could see a more complete picture of what officers faced as they confronted Noble and had to make decisions in mere seconds.

In releasing the video, Dyer appealed for calm from the community, saying tensions are high in the Valley and around the nation over police shootings, and one spark could ignite a proverbial forest fire, the Fresno Bee reports.


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