Video shows police shooting man as he ran away
WARNING: Graphic video below
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the videotaped shooting of a Colorado man by police (all times local):
Footage from police body cameras shows a man running away when Colorado officers open fire, striking him in the back multiple times before he collapses on a street.
The release of the video Thursday by the Colorado Springs Police Department came nearly two weeks after the death of 19-year-old De’Von Bailey.
It followed calls from Bailey’s family for the footage to be made public.
Police have said an officer shot Bailey on Aug. 3 after he reached for a gun.
The video shows officers initially talking to Bailey and another man about an armed robbery that was reported nearby. One officer tells the men they are about to be searched for a gun when Bailey runs away.
The officer can be heard yelling “hands up!” three times before firing multiple times. The footage also shows police finding a gun in Bailey’s shorts after he falls to the ground.
Police have released body camera footage of the shooting of a young black man in Colorado Springs.
Thursday’s release comes nearly two weeks after De’Von Bailey’s death and follows calls from the 19-year-old’s family for the footage to be made public.
Surveillance video obtained last week by The Gazette showed Bailey running from two officers before falling to the ground. Police have said an officer shot Bailey on Aug. 3 after he reached for a gun.
The shooting is being investigated by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, which will turn its findings over to the district attorney’s office. Bailey’s family has asked for an independent special prosecutor to take over.
Several media organizations including The Associated Press had also requested the release of the footage.