An unarmed black man who had been shot dead by a Texas officer last Thursday had been walking to the cop with his pants down once the officer fired the lethal chance, according to video of the shooting released by the Harris County Sheriff’ s Office on Monday.
Within the clip, taken from Deputy Cameron Brewer’ s dashboard camera, 34-year-old Danny Ray Thomas can be seen walking in the center of a Houston road with his slacks around his ankles.
Brewer experienced stopped his car at an intersection after noticing a skirmish among Thomas and another man, that is seen in the video shoving Thomas.
Machine, who is black, stepped out of the automobile and can be heard repeatedly yelling, “ Get down, man! Obtain down on the ground, ” as Jones approached him. A single gunshot after that rings out offscreen before Machine appears at the bottom edge of the movie, apparently attempting to perform CPR in the wounded man.
Thomas, who was disarmed, was transported to a local medical center and later pronounced dead.
Loved ones told the Chronicle that Jones had suffered from depression. His 2 young children, they said, had died in 2016 after allegedly becoming drowned by their mother, who has already been charged with murder and is waiting for trial.
Harris County sheriff Ed Gonzalez said at a news meeting Monday that their department was taking the shooting “ extremely seriously” and was performing a “ thorough, transparent plus expeditious” investigation into the incident.
Gonzalez added that the Houston Law enforcement Department had launched its own