VIDEO: Pursuit Of Deaf Man Daniel Harris Before Shooting; Proof He Knew That Cop Was Chasing Him

VIDEO: Pursuit Of Deaf Man Daniel Harris Before Shooting; Proof He Knew That Cop Was Chasing Him

Charlotte, North Carolina – Ever since the shooting of deaf man Daniel Harris, the news media has been full of claims that he didn’t know that he was being chased, because he couldn’t hear the sirens. Blue Lives Matter received a lot of hate for calling out the media’s false narrative on this incident, but now there’s video proof that Harris knew that he was fleeing from police.

A driver took this cell phone video at the exit ramp to Rocky River Road off of I-485, after Trooper Jermaine Saunders had already been pursuing Daniel Harris for several miles. You can see that Harris’ blue car is stopped perpendicular to traffic on the ramp, with Trooper Saunders shielding himself behind his passenger-side door. Harris is clearly aware of Trooper Saunders’ presence, but he reversed his vehicle and then pulled forward and drove away.


This video is proof that Daniel Harris was fully aware that Trooper Jermaine Saunders was trying to stop him, and Harris was making the conscious decision to drive recklessly and put other people’s lives at risk in order to flee from the stop. This video occurred well before Harris’ vehicle spun out of control near his house, at the scene of the officer-involved shooting.

Another false rumor about this incident is that Harris was just trying use sign language to communicate with Trooper Saunders at the time he was shot. Those reports are based off of speculation from people who did not witness the shooting. There are no known witnesses to the shooting. The claims about Harris just using sign language are completely fabricated. It’s believed that North Carolina Highway Patrol may have dash-cam video of the incident.

We still don’t know if the circumstances surrounding this shooting are justified, but we do know that Daniel Harris wasn’t the innocent deaf man that the media is portraying.

The details about the officer-involved shooting still have not been released, and there are no known witnesses, and people are interpreting the lack of information as a lack of justification. I don’t know this trooper, or if the shooting was justified, but I’ll donate my next paycheck to Black Lives Matter if it turns out that Trooper Saunders shot Harris for “speeding” as agitators are claiming.