Teenager Shot At Officers Before Getting Killed By Police, Dashcam Shows
An Arkansas 17-year-old who was a passenger in a car stopped for speeding early Sunday is seen pulling a gun and firing at officers before he was killed by police, a newly released dashcam video shows.
North Little Rock police released the 5-minute video on Wednesday that showed when officers pulled over the vehicle for speeding and a headlight violation. Charles Smith was a rear-seat passenger.
In the video, an unidentified patrolman tells the driver to step out of the car, asking, “You ain’t got anything crazy on you, do you?” and “Why were you driving so dang-gummed fast, man?”
While searching Smith, the officer asked about weapons, marijuana and his Nike Air Force 1 shoes. “Do you do you like them?” the officer asked during a pat-down.
After twice telling Smith not to reach for something, the two are suddenly seen wrestling to the ground.
“I can’t go to jail,” the 17-year-old is heard crying out.
“Get your (expletive) hand out,” one officer told Smith, whose hands were out of the camera’s view. The officer then yelled, “It’s a (expletive) gun.”
The video then shows Smith pointing a handgun at officers, cocking it while his right hand is pinned against the curb, firing it and then cocking it again.
The police officers opened fire in response, killing the teenager.
Police Chief Mike Davis said the video was released to dispel “misinformation” that Smith was unarmed during the confrontation.
“Since the incident, a great deal of erroneous information has appeared on social media outlets. … I want to make sure we clear that up today,” he told reporters.
Davis said the officers involved did not have body cameras. He said the names of the officers involved could be released after a plan is in place to protect them, since the agency has received threats.
"Misinformation gets out that says ... the subject wasn't armed, the subject didn't shoot," Davis said. "He was armed and we, in fact, had to take action because of that. I want people to see what happened."
A lawyer for Smith's family, Willard Proctor Jr., said police showed the video to the teenager's relatives earlier Wednesday.
"We're not at a point where we can make any conclusions," Proctor said. He said that once a complete set of video footage is released, there could be an opportunity to look into "what, if anything, could have been done differently."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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Well, he can't go to jail, now.
Liveleak video here: https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=621_1515609055
Well, my conclusion is that the guy tried to kill some cops and is dead
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Good shot, dead thug, deserved it. He aggressively wanted to die.
The butcher with the sharpest knife has the warmest heart.
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Be a thug, die a thug.
Getting shot is no achievement. Hitting your enemy is.
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Curb appeal exhausted.
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I'm astounded by the stupidity of legal counsel who continues to represent the perp's family. Video is quite conclusive. There will be no million dollar verdict for the perp's family. The kid got himself killed for shooting at (poorly I might add) cop.
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and a good cigar
Dead thugs mother been on local TV screaming for "just us" and "we demand an investigation". Even after the NLRPD released the dashcam video, momma gotta holler for "just us for CJ". (CJ WAS the thugs name)
Let the enemy come till he’s almost close enough to touch. Then let him have it and jump out and finish him up with your hatchet.
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Why'd they have to kill my baby - he wouldn't hurt no one . . .
The fish is mute, expressionless. The fish doesn't think because the fish knows everything.
As I understand it the family has hired an out of state social justice attorney who has experience in matters like this.
Officers lives matter!
Sounds like the mom is still hoping for the legal payout/thug parent jackpot. In her mind, "there's gotta be a way".
That video leaves absolutely zero doubt that the cop should have shot that little asshole. I hope the officer recovers from having to use his weapon in the line of duty and can return to work soon.
"You can do it your own way, if it's done just how I say."
Didntdunuffin got him self kilt.
Perhaps the mom and her lawyer(s) are hoping for a jury that believes the shootee should not have been shot in the back. (Anyone here agree?)
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Y’all be trippin’. He dindu nuffin.
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He pulled a gun on a cop.
He got killed.
Justice was served.
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Little bastard. You wanted to be gangsta and all big by carrying a piece...well now you're dead. Thug piece of crap. Even when the police treat these thugs with respect by speaking to them like equals, they still can't help themselves, can they?
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They demand an investigation.
Sure. Roll the tape.
They "seek answers".
Sure. Roll the tape.
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