Police release footage related to shooting of Antonio Martin


US Police - Gun & Cuffssource: The Guardian
published: 24 December 2014

St Louis police have released a series of surveillance videos that capture the moments before a black teenager was shot on Tuesday night in Berkeley, Missouri. Authorities insist the teenager, Antonio Martin, had pointed a handgun at the officer, who then killed him.

Two new videos were released on Wednesday that showed the immediate impact of the Berkeley shooting. One showed the officer, who remains unidentified, apparently being propelled backwards onto the ground by the force of his own gun, then turning, running and taking cover behind a gas pump.

Another newly released video, taken from the opposite angle, shows Martin and a friend walking up to the spot where the shooting happened. The camera fails to catch the shooting itself, but does show the friend running away from the scene very rapidly.

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