Video Footage Shows Man Being Shot by Police at California Gas Station

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(FRESNO, Calif.) — Video footage of a 19-year old man killed Saturday night during a confrontation with a Fresno, California, police officer June 25, has surfaced.

The video, obtained by Fresno ABC affiliate KFSN shows the fatal encounter between Dylan Noble and police at a Chevron gas station.

According to KFSN, Noble was killed after police tried to pull him over for driving erratically. When Noble stopped, police say he refused to show his hands and stepped out of the car running towards them.

The Fresno Police Department said in a statement that its officers were sent "to investigate a report of a man walking in the area with a rifle. While searching the area for the armed subject, officers observed a black pickup truck traveling...at a high rate of speed. Officers caught up with the vehicle...and turned on their emergency equipment to conduct a traffic stop. The black pickup truck continued...refusing to pull over for one-half mile. The truck finally pulled into the parking lot of a gas station on the southwest corner of Shields Avenue and Armstrong Avenue."

The statement continues, "During the traffic stop, the driver refused to show his hands to the officers, making a conscious effort to conceal one hand behind his back, then in his waistband, as he exited the truck, and walked away from officers. The officers, believing the driver was armed, repeatedly asked him to show his hands and get on the ground. The driver then turned towards officers with one hand concealed behind his back, and told officers he hated his life."

This is when the altercation became tense. "As he continued to advance towards officers, an officer-involved shooting occurred," reads the statement. "A total of four shots were fired during the incident."

Police said officers called for an ambulance, and began first aid. Paramedics arrived and transported the suspect to a hospital, where he later died during surgery.

The officer involved in the shooting is currently under investigation.
 
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Celebrities, politicians post tributes to comedian, activist Dick Gregory

Celebrities, politicians post tributes to comedian, activist Dick GregoryBrent N. Clarke/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The death of comedian and activist Dick Gregory at age 84 on Saturday prompted a flood of tributes on Twitter from celebrities, activists and others.

Jane Sanders recalled how her husband -- Bernie Sanders, Democratic senator from Vermont and former presidential candidate -- once spent a night in jail with Gregory after protesting segregation in Chicago.

RIP Dick Gregory, a good & brave man. He & @SenSanders spent the night in jail together for protesting Chicago segregated schools in the 60s https://t.co/pYpMU34eOx

— Jane O'Meara Sanders (@janeosanders) August 20, 2017

Democratic National Committee vice chairman Keith Ellison posted a photo of himself with Gregory. "Thank you for giving yourself to all of us," he wrote.

Dick Gregory, may God Bless you and Keep you. Thank you for giving yourself to all of us. pic.twitter.com/Z1dLIvYuBn

— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) August 20, 2017

Activist and writer Shaun King posted pictures of Gregory as a young man. "Rest in power, good sir," King wrote.

Because many of you probably only knew Dick Gregory as an older man, I wanted to show you these young images.

Rest in power good sir. pic.twitter.com/ZayInokcaJ

— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) August 20, 2017

Singer John Legend called Gregory a "groundbreaker in comedy and a voice for justice."

Dick Gregory lived an amazing, revolutionary life. A groundbreaker in comedy and a voice for justice. RIP

— John Legend (@johnlegend) August 20, 2017

Some people posted excerpts from Gregory's memoir, "Callous on My Soul," such as when he wrote about a waitress in the South telling him that they "don't serve colored people."

White lady: We don't serve colored people here.

Dick Gregory: I don't eat colored people. Bring me a whole fried chicken.

RIP Mr. Gregory😰 pic.twitter.com/t8dnuRJhBC

— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) August 20, 2017

Here is a sample of some other tweets paying tribute to Gregory and lamenting his passing.

Comedian Dick Gregory always told it like it is. Our laughter was fuel to fight for justice in an unjust world. RIP 1932-2017 pic.twitter.com/wpbdEkvny1

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) August 20, 2017

Marching w/ King. Sitting w/ Ali. Paving the way for our comedic greats. All while fighting for us.

Rest well Dick Gregory. #blkcreatives pic.twitter.com/GsfRTjHSuy

— #blkcreatives netwrk (@blkcreatives) August 20, 2017

He taught us how to laugh. He taught us how to fight.He taught us how to live.Dick Gregory was committed to justice.I miss him already. #RIP pic.twitter.com/3CfpM2O17D

— Rev Jesse Jackson Sr (@RevJJackson) August 20, 2017

Rest In Peace to civil rights icon Dick Gregory. An inspiration. A hero. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/kIzeYMNjor

— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) August 20, 2017


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