Video Evidence Shows Latino Man Had Hands Up When NC Police Shot Him

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In early September, members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department shot and killed a man named Rueben Galindo. Now, body camera footage shows that the man had his hands up when an officer took his fatal shot.

According to local alternative weekly Creative Loafing, CMPD claims Galindo called 911 on himself on September 6 to tell them (through a Spanish interpreter) that he had a gun, though he did not elaborate.

As they approached, officers told him in Spanish to raise his hands. He complied, and then two officers — Courtney Suggs and David Guerra — fired. It appears that Guerra’s shot was the one that killed Galindo.

Both Guerra and Suggs are on leave, according to local TV station WSOC-TV.

You can watch the graphic bodycam footage below.

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