This overweight topless man has been shot down after he suddenly ran out from a trailer home and charged at police officers waving a gun.
The officer-involved shooting took place in the town of Huntsville in the county of Weber in the US state of Utah on 23rd October, and the footage has been released by the Weber County Attorney’s office to be transparent with the public.
Officers arrived on the scene after a woman in a trailer park reported that a man armed with a gun was trying to break into a neighbour’s home.
In the footage, the police are seen driving to the trailer park before parking in the garden of one property.
Officers shine their torches on the trailer and see the suspect’s feet behind a screen before ordering him to “come out with your hands up”.
The chubby, topless man then sudden runs out with a gun in his hand and hoists up his dropping baggy shorts.
While taking big strides towards the officers, the man apparently points his firearm at one cop, but gunshots fill the night air before he can shoot.
In the second body-cam video from a different angle, a police officer is seen shooting the armed suspect until he drops to the ground.
According to the police, the shot suspect received medical assistance but later succumbed to his injuries.
Local officials have said that an internal investigation is ongoing to determine whether the police acted in accordance with the law.
Meanwhile, one deputy is on administrative leave while the authorities carry out the internal probe.
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