Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Ramirez shooting patrol car video

A police officer, Grant Morrison, shot and killed a suspect high on meth, 38-year-old Richard Ramirez, after he failed to comply with the officer’s orders in Billings, Montana, USA, back in April 2014. Now a newly released vid shows a patrol cruiser's dash-cam capturing the officer breaking down after the shooting, burying his head in his hands and admitting, 'I thought he was going to pull a gun on me.'  The vid has since gone viral with almost 3M views. The second vid is of the actual shooting. (Warning: That video contains graphic content)...

Morrison pulled over the car on April 14 while patrolling Billings’ South Side. He didn’t know Ramirez — who was wanted for a robbery and shooting the day earlier — was in the vehicle, he said in court. The cop found four people were inside. The backseat right passenger wouldn’t stop moving as Morrison approached the car. He looked like he was going to get out, Morrison said. Morrison ordered all four to put their hands up. They did, but the same passenger — who Morrison then realized was Ramirez — kept dropping his left hand to his waist. It looked like the robbery suspect was reaching for a gun, Morrison said. The officer warned him he’d shoot if he didn’t stop moving.  

Warning: Graphic content

Dashboard video: Ramirez shooting

The jury ruled Morrison's shooting was justified.
"It’s the hardest decision I've ever had to make," Morrison said during his testimony. "I wish I didn't have to make it. I wish I just knew he didn't have a gun, but I couldn't take the risk."

Info Source: nydailynews

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