Texas authorities released body and dash camera video of a recent officer-involved shooting that left a 24-year-old black man dead.
The Arlington police officer, whose name has not been released, shot and killed O'Shae Terry on Saturday during a traffic stop for a registration violation, according to officials.
Police later recovered a .40-caliber Glock handgun with a 29-round magazine, more than a pound of marijuana, and seven grams of ecstasy pills in the SUV, KDFW-TV reported.
A female officer initially pulled Terry over for having an expired car registration.
During the stop, she smelled marijuana inside Terry's SUV and called for back up. A male officer arrived on the scene within two minutes, authorities told KDFW.
One officer went back to the patrol car to run some checks while the male officer waited next to the driver's side of the SUV.
The officer, who was standing next to the vehicle, was speaking with the two men inside when Terry began rolling up the window and started the engine. In the video, the officer can be seen grabbing onto the window as it was being rolled up and he can be heard ordering the man to stop.
Then the officer, who appeared in the video to be standing on the SUV's running boards and holding on to the window, pulled his weapon and shot the driver.
The vehicle kept going until it eventually crashed to a stop.
Additional officers were dispatched and tried to render aid to Terry until paramedics arrived and transported him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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What did Terry's family say?
Terry's family said they don't believe the shooting was justified, according to their attorney Lee Merritt.
Merritt, a civil rights attorney, who also represented the family of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, the unarmed black teen who was murdered by former Balch Springs Officer Roy Oliver. Oliver was recently convicted of murder and sentenced to 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
"It’s clear that no one rolled up a window on an officer. The officer clearly wasn’t being dragged. He was holding on to the car,” Merritt told KDFW. “At no point was the officer in any danger for his life or anyone else for that matter.”
Terry was shot four times, his mother Sherley Woods said.
"I don't care what they dig up in the past on my son and I don't care [that a] day later what investigated and seen in the car at the time he took my son's life. My son didn't deserve to die because he didn't pose a threat to that police officer: the male or the female," Woods told KDFW.
Terry's criminal history between 2012 to 2016 included burglary of a building, two charges of marijuana, evading arrest, the news station reported.
Arlington Police spokesman Lt. Christopher Cook told reporters that this was the first time the department has released bodycam footage from an officer-involved shooting.
The video was released in an effort to be transparent about the shooting, Cook said.
According to KDFW, Terry's family is planning to file a civil lawsuit against the department.