2nd video emerges of deadly police shooting in Texas

A second disturbing video has emerged that shows two police officers in the US state of Texas shoot and kill a Hispanic man who appears to have had his hands up in surrender.

The new video gives authorities a “very clear view” of Friday’s confrontation between sheriff’s deputies and Gilbert Flores who had his hands raised before he was shot and killed in San Antonio, Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood said Tuesday.

“I don’t know what his intent was,” LaHood said. “All I can tell you is the video is disturbing. But my encouragement to everyone is to press the pause button.”

San Antonio attorney Thomas J. Henry, who is Flores’ family, said in an interview Tuesday that the initial video appears to show that lethal force was not necessary but he is seeking more evidence.

The first video was made public by a San Antonio television station which acquired it from the motorist who recorded it on Friday.

LaHood told CNN the new video presents “a better view to make an assessment on what happened. It is a closer view and a better angle.”

 

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