Body Cam Video Released in Dylan Noble Shooting

Body Cam Video Released in Dylan Noble Shooting

Fresno Police Department has released the body cam footage showing the Dylan Noble shooting by Fresno police officers. Fresno PD Chief Jerry Dyer previously declined to release the video due to the ongoing upset about officer involved shootings. Chief Dyer apparently reversed course, or decided that the situation had calmed enough, and on Wednesday he held a press conference on the shooting where the body cam footage was shown. Chief Dyer expressed his discomfort at releasing the video, “Tensions are high. In some cases we are one spark away from a forest fire. And I pray this video doesn’t serve as that spark. This is not a time to become violent.”

On June 25th, Fresno PD police officers were looking for a man reportedly armed with a rifle when Dylan Noble squealed his tires in front of them. Officers stopped Noble while prepared for a possibly armed suspect. Noble refused to show both of his hands to officers, even after repeated commands to do so, and said that he hated his life. He then exited his vehicle and started walking away from officers. Dylan Noble then started walking toward officers with one hand up, and the other hand reaching behind his back. Despite officers repeatedly giving Noble clear orders to show his hands and get on the ground, he ignored all orders and advanced on officers. One of the officers then shot noble in self-defense.

Once Dylan Noble was on the ground, he continued to reach for his waist and under his shirt while the officers pleaded with him to stop. Due to Noble continuing to demonstrate that he was an active threat by continuing to reach for his waist, officers shot Noble while he was on the ground. Noble died of his injures.

Officers believed that Noble had a gun, but it was actually a small plastic box.

This appears to be a case a suicide by cop. Dylan Noble was given every opportunity to surrender, and his actions clearly had the intent to provoke officers into shooting him. Now these officers will be affected for the rest of their lives, and Noble’s family is suing the city