Graphic: Officer Body Cam Video Shows Killing of Dylan Noble

Despite demands that he “Show both hands!” and shouts that “You’re going to get shot man!” a 19-year-old in California refused to pull one hand from behind his back and to stop walking toward police. Officers then shot him four times, twice after he had already gone down from the first two bullets, according to dramatic and graphic body-camera video newly released by police.

“Get on the ground now!” officers continually shout at Dylan Noble in the video released Wednesday. One yells: “Drop whatever you have in your hand!”

It turned out Noble was unarmed and had only a small, empty plastic container with an unknown purpose in his hand, police Chief Jerry Dyer said, but officers, who had been looking for a man with a gun when they pulled him over, had no way of knowing that with his refusal to cooperate.

One officer shot him twice as Noble yelled that he hates his life. He was still moving his arms, and officers were still shouting for him to stop, as he lay on the ground. Another shot from the same officer and a fourth from a second officer finally made him stop.

At a news conference, Dyer acknowledged the video is gruesome, but he said it was important for the public to see. He said he prays it won’t spark violence amid simmering anti-police sentiment in Fresno and elsewhere.

“Tensions are high,” Dyer said. “In some cases we are one spark away from a forest fire. And I pray this video doesn’t serve as that spark … This is not a time to become violent.”

Dyer said he intended to make the video public last Friday, but he held off because of the shooting deaths of police in Dallas the night before. The video was shown last week to Noble’s father and stepfather.

The death of Noble, who was white, came more than a week before police killed two black men in shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota last week that sparked protests around the country.

The video shows Noble first draw officers’ attention when he screeched his truck’s tires in their search for an armed man.

Noble pulls into a gas station, and officers order him to put both hands out of the window. Noble puts his left hand out the window, concealing his right hand, and officers shout “both your hands!”

Noble gets out of the truck and walks away from officers, at first putting both hands in the air. He turns around and walks toward officers, raising his left hand but putting his right hand behind his back.

He continues to walk toward officers with his right hand concealed and his left hand in the air when the shots began coming.

His mother, who declined to watch the videos, is seeking damages from the city for her son’s death.

Stuart Chandler, the attorney for Noble’s mother, Veronica Nelson, put out a statement saying that he urged the police chief to release the video Wednesday. “We are pleased to discover from the media that Chief Dyer is belatedly providing the body camera footage to the general public,” Chandler said.

Noble’s mother and attorney said in a claim filed with the city that the officers used excessive force, and they called the death inexcusable. The claim does not say how much Nelson seeks from the city.

Dyer, who has asked the FBI do its own investigation into the shooting, said he has yet to conclude if officers used excessive force.

Warning: Video contains graphic police violence. Watch video here

Associated Press

15 Comments on "Graphic: Officer Body Cam Video Shows Killing of Dylan Noble"

  1. Don’t b a jack ass! Officer’s have to put up with so much bullshit.. ..

  2. The hand they were yelling at him to show was clearly visible more than once. And it had nothing in it.

  3. Noah race fuck what they have to put up with they killed a innocent Man U dumb fuck

  4. Once they pull you over, your going to die. That’s how I see it.

  5. Bottom line, without a WEAPON being displayed or pointed Cops have NO RIGHT to shoot a citizen! Two Cops with guns drawn there is NO REASON to fire without a WEAPON being PRESENT, NO REASON!

  6. guess tasers are out these days

  7. Fuck that nonesensne if 3 guys pull up on me guns drawn for a traffic stop hell yea I’m reaching the cops shoot then ask questions how is that justice everyone is being misled by the false filter of its their job but in reality that just makes them hitmen I can relate had the chief of police pull a gun on me a few weeks back#Gooch

  8. You don’t be a fucking jack ass they have how many officers there and they couldn’t tackle him they took fucking training for this shit fucking bitches a whole bunch of trained pussy. if a citizen or citizens put there self in harms way to help another citizen without training or a weapon then why can’t the cops to. They signed up for serving and protecting our citizens even if that means putting there life in jeopardy. now and days all cops do is ask a question if they don’t get the answer they want they draw there weapons and most of the times when they draw there weapons now they shoot. They have no time nor patience to try and handle the situation differently . The man had no weapon and they shot him well he was down too . If I got shot I would be reaching to hold the wound to try and stop the bleeding once they shot him they could have all grabbed Him and arrested him but naw lets shoot him some more .. Sad

  9. That was very clearly suicide by cop. They gave him more then enough warning and kept on doing it as if to goad them into shooting. I don’t even like cops, and I think they are corrupt assholes a lot of the time. But i’m going to call it like I see it. This was suicide by cop, but I don’t know why they pulled him over guns blazing, they had their guns out before they even pulled him over. Dispatch didn’t say jack shit about him being dangerous.

  10. these cops needs to be re trained, he already down all they gotta do is handcuff him
    how hard is that

  11. Learn to follow orders & obey & let the officer’s conduct there order & noone will have to worry about nothing, but be a jackass & not follow orders & well wtf do you think is going to happens when r pointing at you. Now whos the jack ass. So all u who left me comments all i got to say is whatever. I have never had a problem with officer’s. Why? Cuzz i dont fuck with them. Now FUCK ALL OF YOU….officer’s have a job to do….dont miss with them dum asss’s.

  12. What kind of scum would shoot someone while there laying on the ground dying!

  13. This is what happens when the kkk and the neo nazis have infiltrated the police forces around the country

  14. 1st rule of gun safety. 1-Don’t give a scared person a gun.

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