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Sun Sep 20, 2015, 12:05 PM


Video Shows Texas Police Shoot Man With His Hands Up

After a tense confrontation Friday, sheriff’s deputies responding to a domestic disturbance near San Antonio shot and killed a man seconds after he appeared to raise his hands in surrender.

Video recorded by a student named Michael Thomas and aired in part by a local ABC News affiliate shows a pair of deputies and a shirtless man moving about the front yard of a home in Bexar County, Texas. Thomas was too far away for his camera to pick up any of what was said between the three men. KSAT12 News decided to freeze the video just before the deputies fired two fatal shots.

Law enforcement officials say the deputies made multiple attempts to subdue the man using tasers and riot shields but were unsuccessful. The officials said deputies arrived on the scene to find a woman bleeding from her head and “holding a baby who appeared to possibly have been injured,” KSAT12 reports.

The video shows the three men striding back and forth in front of a home, the shirtless man occasionally disappearing from view behind a parked law enforcement vehicle. The three then stop in a loose triangle formation, and the shirtless man raises his hands above his head. At this point, the news station freezes the video, but two faint gunshots are audible in the video package it aired on Friday evening.


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