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A 68-minute body camera video has been released detailing the fatal 9th of June, met with the JaQuavion Slaton.
The authorities in Texas, has released a new series of videos on Tuesday showing the moments leading up to the fatal shooting of an armed man earlier this month, spawning protests in Fort Worth and calls for the officers involved to face criminal charges.
The Fort Worth Police department released the 68-minute body camera video of the moments before the JaQuavion Slaton, was shot dead on the 9th of June.
The officers were on the lookout for Slaton, after receiving a disturbance call of a person with an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon warrant. If she’s been spotted with the 20-year-old, the officers briefly chased him on foot, and on the body images from the camera turned out to be an object, in Slaton’s hands, which appeared to be a gun.
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In the newly released video, officers can be seen searching for Slaton, walking around in a white truck a couple of times before realizing he was in the cab of the vehicle.
The officers for the first time, approached the truck from the rear, move the front end of the shell in the vicinity of pedestrians of any potential gunfire, according to interim chief of police Ed Kraus. The video shows the armoured officers standing in a semi-circle at the front of the truck, with their rifles in the midst of the shouts of “Put your hands up!!!!”
The agents can be seen in the formation of a semi-circle around the truck, the 20-year-old JaQuavion Slaton was in hiding, before opening fire, when an officer shouted “he’s reaching!”
(Fort Worth Police)
After about 12 or 13 seconds, the officers yelled, “He’s reaching!” The officers are seen to hit the hood of the car multiple times, when an officer pulls out a baton to try and break the truck’s window. The agents opened fire. Even after a call of “Cease fire!” rang out, an officer is heard warning, Slaton had a gun in his hand.
Approximately 25 minutes after the shooting, one officer commented, Slaton has not changed, but some of the officers’ weapons continue to be pointed in the direction of the vehicle, and for the next few minutes.
Manny Ramirez, the president of the Fort Worth Police Officers ‘ Association, told FOX4 for officers to quickly analyze situations, for example, in the June 9 shooting.
“At the end of the day, these officers will have to figure out whether or not the threat has been neutralized,” he told FOX4. “If this defendant is going to raise that gun again. I mean, they don’t know that, and it takes a while to figure that out,”
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Slaton died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head and the chest, the Tarrant County medical examiner, Dr. The Nizam Peerwani said in a statement. The head wound is self-inflicted, and others were from the police. Research continues into the question of whether a self-inflicted gunshot wound was intentional or accidental, Peerwani said.
The 20-year-old was the fourth suspect in Fort Worth police had shot at him in 10 days, and in the second one, which was to have been killed in that period of time.
The shooting took place on the 9th of June.
Rev. Kyev Tatum, a local community leader, told FOX4 that the seven officers who surrounded Slaton for him is not enough, in order to de-escalate the situation.
“Why did you do it in the hood? Why do you come to the window? Why do you break the window?” Tatum says it all. “It makes for more excitement.”
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Tatum also stated that the officers should have been working to defuse the situation, and it needs to be held accountable for Slaton to death.
Ramirez, however, you have to be on Slaton’s actions in the seconds after the police gave commands such as ” cut it short, to ease the standoff.
“That’s enough, time, to, in your mind, formulate a plan, and said,” We have to take a step back? Is that enough time for the suspect’s gun?” Ramirez told FOX4. “And that’s the point, that is, when they were forced to take action.”
The three officers who fired their weapons in the shooting are placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation by the Major Case Unit and the Internal Affairs of the United, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The results of this probe will be sent to the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office for grand jury review, according to the paper.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.