Two Texas police officers were recorded on a cellphone video shooting and killing a man who appeared to have his arms raised, NBC News reported.
The footage shows the fatal shooting of 41-year-old Gilbert Flores, 41, by Bexar County sheriff’s deputies Greg Vasquez and Robert Sanchez just before noon on Aug. 28 in San Antonio.
The Bexar County Sheriff's Office said in an initial statement Flores was armed with a knife and resisting arrest when the officers responded to a domestic disturbance call. Neither deputy was wearing a body camera.
However, cellphone video captured by a bystander appears to shows deputies approaching a shirtless Flores as he puts his hands up to surrender before he is shot multiple times and falls to the ground, motionless. One of Flores' arms is obscured by a light post. It is not possible to see if he had a weapon in the hand which is not visible in the video.
It was not clear what occurred before the recording began.