In a recently released video, Bexar County deputies can clearly be seen pointing their firearms and Bexar whose hands are raised in surrender. The sound of gunfire is heard and viewers witness the last second of Flores' life.
A Grand Jury refused to indict the officers for their involvement in the August 28 killing. Flores' family intends to file a civil lawsuit, reports say.
Flores, who is Hispanic, was allegedly beating his wife and newborn baby when police were summoned to the scene.
• Though contentious, few would agree that Flores was as aggressive as Michael Brown who physically assaulted a police officer after roughing up a store clerk in Ferguson, Mo. last year. Nonetheless the media outrage has been subdued if not complacent.
Apparently the death of Flores doesn't fit the predatory left's narrative and fails the vetting process for victimization by police.
Few rational people would doubt that the death of Brown was justified self defense. The death of Flores, however, is questionable.
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New footage of a fatal police shooting in Texas has been released. The nearly hour-long video shows the 41-year-old suspect, Gilbert Flores, surrendering with his arms up as officers open fire and kill him.
Flores was shot and killed on August 28. The first video of the incident, filmed at some distance, emerged a few days later. In it, Flores appears to raise his hands as Bexar County Sheriff's Office deputies Greg Vasquez and Robert Sanchez approach. One of the suspect's hands is obscured by a utility pole, however.
The second footage, shot by Flores’ neighbors from their house nearby, clearly shows the deputies shoot Flores after he raises his hands above his head in surrender.
Flores is first seen yelling at police from the entrance of his home. Officers were answering his mother's 911 call reporting domestic violence. “He's got a knife in his hand,” whispers Flores' male neighbor, filming the confrontation.
Flores can be seen holding an object. “He wants to be shot,” the woman adds. “He's provoking,” says the man.
Flores is seen walking toward the cops with two fold-up chairs. The man shooting the video says that Flores used the chairs to shield himself from getting tased by the cops. Holding the chairs, Flores picks up the useless stun gun and throws it to the side.
An inaudible conversation goes on between Flores and the deputies for several minutes.
“I think he wants to die,” the neighbor says in the video.
Both witnesses are heard discussing whether backup officers have been called to the scene and, if so, why it's taking them so long to arrive.
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