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FRESNO, Calif. – Fresno police released body-camera video of officers fatally shooting a 19-year-old man, and it shows the man ignored repeated commands to stand still and show his hands.
At a news conference, Chief Jerry Dyer acknowledged the video is gruesome, but he said it was important for the public to see. He said he prays it won't spark violence amid simmering anti-police sentiment in Fresno and elsewhere.
The June 25 video shows officers pulling over Dylan Noble, who got out of his truck and walked away from and then toward two officers.
He didn't comply with commands and then is heard saying he hates his life. One officer fired twice. Noble fell and was shot two more times while on the ground moving his arms.
Dyer said officers believed Noble was reaching for a weapon, but it turned out he was holding a small plastic box.