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Video Appears To Show Man Surrendering Before Texas Cops Killed Him

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Sun, 30 Aug 2015 01:27:01 Z)

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Cell phone video appears to show a man holding his hands up -- in what looks like a surrender -- just before two Bexar County, Texas, deputies shot him to death. The video handed over to San Antonio TV station KSAT seems to contradict what investigators initially told reporters -- that the suspect in a domestic disturbance was killed only after non-lethal force failed to stop his resistance to arrest.

"Certainly what's in the video is a cause for concern, but it's important to let the investigation go through its course so that we can assure a thorough and complete review of all that occurred," Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau said.

Two deputies, both 10-year veterans of the Bexar County Sheriff's Department, were placed on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated. Both have been with the department for at least 10 years, according to KSAT-TV.

Watch the full report from KSAT-TV.

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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