New Video of Police Shooting Suspect Raises Eyebrows

A new video has surfaced that captured the fatal moment when police shot a Texas man with his hands up. After a grand jury decided not to indict the officers, a new video with a better view emerges that has people criticizing the jury's decision.

Bexar County officers Greg Vasquez and Robert Sanchez were not indicted for the fatal shooting of Gilbert Flores. Sheriff Susan Pamerleau announced earlier this month that unreleased videos showed the 41-year-old San Antonio man had a knife in his left hand.

The new videos that have been released are closer and less obscured than the initial video that went public. In this video, Flores walked toward the deputies, stood still and put his hands up. He does not appear to be holding anything in his hands. A second later, two shots were fired into Flores.

Bexar County District Attorney Nico LaHood said if the grand jury had seen this video, they probably would have indicted the officers.

Police arrived on the scene on August 28 after a report of a domestic dispute. Flores' mother called to report her son had 'gone crazy.' She claims he was beating up his wife and infant child. The wife was bleeding, and the child reportedly had a black eye.

The mother said Flores was tearing up the house on a rampage, cursing profusely, and she told the dispatcher, 'he's got a knife.'

"I'm on parole, I'm not going back to prison," Flores can be heard saying in the background of the call. "So I'm going to die today."

Police attempted to subdue Flores for 20 minutes as he continued to provoke and challenge them. At one point after an exchange, an officer fired at Flores. The deceased man’s family has since filed a civil lawsuit, blaming officers for ‘executing’ Flores.

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