Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Execution: Unarmed Man with Hands Up Shot dead by Bexar County Deputies: This time there’s video of the suspect’s hands up

watch carefully no first aid by cops after shooting

Unedited video of fatal deputy-involved shooting

the unedited version of a video obtained by KSAT 12 News showing the fatal shooting of a man by two Bexar County sheriff deputies will now be made available for online viewing.

The video will include the actual moment the 41-year-old suspect, Gilbert Flores, was shot outside a home in the 24400 block of Walnut Pass. The video also shows what deputies Greg Vasquez and Robert Sanchez did moments after the shooting. Vasquez and Sanchez are on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

On Friday, August 28th, at 11:30 a.m., Bexar County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene of a possible domestic disturbance. When they arrived, they found a woman bleeding from a wound on her head and holding a baby who they say appeared to have possibly been injured as well.
Soon thereafter, a man by the name of Michael Thomas saw the deputies chasing a man and busted out his cell phone to record the situation.
“I was watching and wondering what was going on, but I couldn’t figure it out. I was like, with the things going on in the world, like different type of shootings with cops and different things like that, so I was like, ‘Well, maybe I can catch something with my camera,'” he told KSAT, an ABC affiliate out of San Antonio station that he purportedly sold the exclusive footage to.
The deputies, since identified as Greg Vasquez and Robert Sanchez, claim they tried to use non-lethal means to subdue the suspect, now identified as 41-year-old Gilbert Flores, but that the non-lethal force, Tasers and shields, didn’t have the desired effect, according to the sheriff’s office.
In the video, we see the shirtless suspect running through a front yard. The deputies follow him there. He then raises his hand and is shot. He was shot twice and died at the scene.
“He kind of just put his hands in the air. After he put his hands in the air, they shot him,” Michael Thomas added.
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