New Video Released Of Texas Deputies Shooting Gilbert Flores Dead With Hands Up
The folks at NBCNews have gotten their hands on a new video depicting the shooting death of a Texas man named Gilbert Flores who was killed by police while his hands were in the air.
Authorities in Texas have released another video showing a controversial police killing in San Antonio in August that appears to have occurred right after the suspect put his hands up.
Gilbert Flores, 41, was fatally shot on Aug. 28, and investigators have said they believe he was holding a knife.
A grand jury declined to indict the deputies involved on Wednesday. Another video was released after the shooting, but one of Gilbert’s hands was obscured by a utility police in that video. The video released Friday shows the shooting in greater detail.
The sheriff’s department released 911 audio from the call Friday, in which the caller says “my son has gone crazy, he beat up his wife and she’s bleeding.” She also said the man has a knife.
In the background of the call, a man, presumably Flores, is heard saying “I got a knife and I’m gonna suicide by cop. So you better bring a SWAT team or whoever, gonna get ready to pull the trigger because I’m going to die today.”
Despite the grand jury’s decision to not indict the officers involved, the Flores family has decided to file a civil lawsuit against both the cops and the sheriff’s office.
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