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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