‘Disturbing’ Second Video Emerges in TX Police Shooting


A second video has emerged that gives authorities a “very clear view” of a confrontation between deputies and a Texas man who had his hands raised before he was shot and killed, the Associated Press reports. Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood described the new video and one broadcast earlier as “disturbing,” but cautioned against a rush to judgment as authorities investigate the shooting that killed 41-year-old Gilbert Flores northwest of San Antonio. “All I can tell you is the video is disturbing,” Nico said.

In other developments, 911 recordings indicate that the two deputies who shot Flores, Greg Vasquez and Robert Sanchez, told dispatchers that Flores was threatening “suicide by cop.” Michelle Lee, a special agent for the FBI in San Antonio, confirmed Tuesday that “experienced civil rights investigators” are monitoring the investigation. Bexar County commissioners approved a county budget Tuesday that includes more than $630,000 to provide more deputies with body cameras and also cameras for patrol vehicles.

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