Police Release Dramatic Footage Of Deadly Shooting Of Unarmed White Man

Tyler Durden's picture

Perhaps in order to address the public's perception that all deadly police shootings are focused on minorities in general, and blacks in particular, something we showed is not true recently, the Fresno police overnight released body camera videos showing two officers fatally shooting an unarmed white man amid renewed scrutiny across the United States over the use of force by police.

Dylan Noble was shot and killed on June 25 during a traffic stop by two unidentified police officers who thought the 19-year-old was armed, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer told a news conference. Dyer said the decision to release them was based on public concern over how police handled the incident, which has sparked protests. "I am calling for calm in our community," he said. The release of the videos comes as police are under sharp scrutiny across the country over numerous high-profile police killings of unarmed black people, sparking widespread and sometimes destructive protests. 

In the video, Noble - who subsequently was found to have been unarmed - appears to hide his hands behind his back and walk toward officers, disobeying commands to show his hands, get on the ground and stop advancing.

“I fucking hate my life,” Noble shouts a split-second before an officer shoots him twice. The video then shows Noble continue to reach toward his waist before he is shot twice more, including one shotgun blast from a second officer. The video does not appear to show Noble pulling his hand out “very quickly” before the shooting, however, as Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer told reporters last month.

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As WaPo reports, the incident began about 3:20 p.m. June 25, when Fresno police responded to a call from a woman who reported a man in a camouflage jacket walking around near the city’s airport while carrying a rifle.

Two officers in the area spotted Noble “peeling out” in his black pickup truck and pulled him over at a Chevron gas station. A body camera on the officer who drove the police vehicle captures him and his partner drawing their guns as they step from their squad car.

“Turn off the truck,” the officer says. “Get your hands out the window. Both hands out the window.”

Noble’s truck door appears to swing open.

“No, I didn’t tell you to get out,” the officer behind the camera continues. “Hey, let me see both your hands. Let me see both your hands.”

Noble appears to hold his left hand up but not his right.

“Let me see your hands. Get both your hands out. Both your hands,” the officer says, calling for backup. “Let me see your hands. Let me see your hands. Let me see your hands.”

“Both hands. Both hands,” says the partner as a third officer arrives and racks his shotgun. (His body-camera footage was also released Wednesday.)

“Get your hands out where we can see them,” shouts the first officer’s partner.

“Both your hands,” the first officer says.

“Other hand. Right hand up. Right hand up,” his partner says.

“I think we have a dog with us,” the officer with the shotgun says.

“Subject keeps reaching for his waistband,” the first officer says into his radio.

“He’s getting out of the car,” the officer with the shotgun shouts.

Multiple officers frantically shout for Noble to get on the ground.

“We don’t have a dog?” the officer with the shotgun asks.

“Let me see your hands,” the first officer tells Noble as he holds his right hand behind his back and walks toward them. “Stop, stop reaching. Stop.”

“Get down on the ground. Get down on the ground now. Get your f—ing ass on the ground,” the officer with the shotgun says. “Fresno Police Department. Drop whatever you have in your hand.”

“Drop,” the first officer says.

“If you come forward, you’re going to get shot, man,” the officer with the shotgun says.

“Stop,” the first officer says.

“Get on the ground now,” the officer with the shotgun says.

“I fucking hate my life,” Noble shouts.

Two shots, apparently fired by the first officer, ring out and Noble falls to the pavement on his stomach. An object — later determined to be a 4-by-4-inch piece of clear plastic, according to the Bee — falls to the ground.

“Shots fired, subject down,” the officer with the shotgun says into his radio.

“Get your hands up” the first officer says.

Noble then rolls onto his back.

“Let me see your hands,” the officer with the shotgun says.

Noble then appears to reach with his right hand toward his waistband.

“Keep your hands up,” the officer with the shotgun shouts. “I cannot see his hands.”

A third shot rings out, apparently fired by the first officer.

“Dude, keep your hands out,” the officer with the shotgun says.

“Don’t reach with your hands,” the first officer says.

“Quit reaching for what you’ve got,” the officer with the shotgun says. “Keep your hands out. Dude, if you reach one more time, you will get shot again. Stop.”

Noble’s right hand moves again toward his waistband.

“Dude,” the officer with the shotgun says, firing once at Noble.

“Dude, do not reach again, please,” the officer with the shotgun says.

Noble was taken to a local hospital but died during surgery, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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A view from the second body cam:


Two days later, Dyer, the police chief, told reporters that the shooting was a “tragedy” but that body-camera footage of the incident showed why officers “felt, at least in their minds,” the need to open fire. He said the footage showed Noble pulling his hand out “very quickly” before he was shot, adding that, like Noble’s parents, he was baffled by the incident.

“We’re talking about a 19-year-old young man who doesn’t have any criminal history, and we’re trying to figure out why this occurred,” he said, according to the Bee.

"Some of this video will answer many of the questions that are out there in this community," Dyer said. "However, I also believe this video is going to raise questions just as those questions exist in my mind as well."

Dyer said questions remain as to whether the last two shots that were fired by police when Noble was lying on the ground were necessary.

“Were the last two rounds fired by the officers necessary? Based on a reasonable fear, did the officers have to use deadly force? I do not have the answer to that today,” Dyer said, according to the Guardian. “That video was extremely disturbing to watch.”

Dyer added that he hoped the video, which Noble’s family had called on him to release, would not unleash more violence. “Tensions are high,” he said, according to the Associated Press. “In some cases, we are one spark away from a forest fire. And I pray this video doesn’t serve as that spark.”

The object in Noble’s hand is being investigated by the Justice Department, the Bee reported. According to the Times, it contained malleable clay.

A criminal and an internal affairs investigation are ongoing. Noble's mother has filed a wrongful-death claim against the department, local media reported.

When one Black Lives Matter supporter tweeted Friday that the movement “stands with Dylan Noble,” she was attacked from all sides. “It was suicide by cop,” wrote one commenter who criticized the Black Lives Matter movement.

“Why do you believe the movement stands with him?” asked a Black Lives Matter sympathizer. “It was believed he was flying his confederate flag when shot.”

His friends and family say Noble should be remembered simply as a fun-loving country boy who deserved more than to die in a gas station parking lot.

“They executed him,” Darren Noble told YourCentralValley.com on Wednesday. “There was no reason for them to even have guns drawn down on him for a traffic stop.”

Warren Paboojian, the father’s attorney, admitted that Noble did not follow officers’ commands but said police could have used non-lethal means of subduing him, including a K-9 reportedly at the scene.

“They were telling a young boy, who may have been under the influence of some alcohol, to do a bunch of commands for a routine traffic stop,” he said.

Paboojian added that the family had at least one thing in common with the officers who killed Noble.

“We don’t want any more violence or any threats to police officers or anyone else,” he said.

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venturen's picture

that is the solution...kill more whites!    /Sarc

ss123's picture

So just thinking someone has a gun is license to kill?

Motasaurus's picture

So are all you keyboard warriors going to get out and join the blacks, the cops are basically daring you to now. They are shoving your cowardice in your face with this video at this time. They're going to prove that all you "liberty or death" types will happily ignore any and every abuse by the state, because they know you are cowards at heart.

hedgeless_horseman's picture


Looks to me like a mind altering substance killed that boy.

He was clearly not thinking clearly.


DownWithYogaPants's picture

It's like these cops never heard of backing up and getting behind something to play for time.  

I don't have much pity for folk who don't optimize their probabilities of survival but if I was a cop I'd play for time to maximize my chances of survival and minimize need for shootings.

philipat's picture

I feel so much better now that I know Police brutality is directed equally at all citizens, irrespective of their color? Which is presumably the "message" of this "Information release"? What a shit show....

hedgeless_horseman's picture


I feel that my comment from another thread, regarding the Minnesota shooting, may be useful to foster discussion on this thread.

Forgive the copy/paste



Billy, I am not a cop, but I have some training and experience in these matters. 

Rule Number 3 for gunfights is ACTION BEATS REACTION.  Every time.  I
could demonstrate and prove this rule to you if we were in the same
room by playing the ol' hand slap game.

When there are two armed individuals, and only one of them is aiming
his weapon at the other, then that person has what is called, "tactical
advantage."  In Hollywood terms he has The Drop on the other guy. 

The cop understands what apparently you do not, that it takes less
then a second for the guy with the gun in his lap to shoot and kill the
cop (action) and can happen before the cop can shoot him (reaction) even
though the cop has the tactical advantage.  Maybe they both get a shot
off and kill each other.  A tie. Great.

Getting killed is an unacceptable outcome for the guy with the
tactical advantage, and why he does not want to give it up.  So, he
says, don't move. 

The guy moves, so the cop shoots him, because he has no way
of knowing if the guy is going for his wallet or his gun.  And neither
do we or the girlfriend.

I hope this helps.


PS:  Maybe now you better understand my comment that I would not try
to go for my gun in that situation, but I might try to go for the other
guy's gun that is sticking in my face, if my life depended on it.  It is
called a takeaway, and can be effective if practiced, in certain

philipat's picture

For a traffic stop? Maybe best just for all to just stay home??

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

This is beside the point. White people are privileged and are in a position of power, whereas black people are victimized and historically oppressed. When a white (privileged) cop shoots an unarmed black (oppressed) victim, there is a power imbalance that warrants real outrage. That white man was non-compliant and probably deserved it - he knew exactly what was going to happen if he didn't comply. The Oregon rancher terrorists, or as I and many others call them, the white ISIS, were literally asking for it. How entitled are white people? To try to play the victim after centuries of oppression of people of color? It's disgusting!

philipat's picture

Love it. sorry you dropped the "Is the Constitution still applicable?" tag...l

nope-1004's picture

Does anyone have the execution schedule?  Would like to know when hispanics are on the docket.  Thanks.


espirit's picture

Another Dindu.

Enough said.

eforce's picture

Problem is US cops can't shoot to maim like they can in other countries.

They need more alternative options in these circumstances.

balanced's picture

Or I don't know, maybe don't shoot people that aren't threatening you? If I shot that guy in those same circumstances, it would be called murder. The vast majority of police officers are good people - hard working professionals - that has been my experience. But what we see in this video is murder. If your political views prevent you from admitting that (even to yourself) than you are just as bad as the pinko commie liberals who refuse to admit that Hillary is a criminal.

Burticus's picture

That burnt out tail light bulb could have caused the deaths of countless innocent motorists, but thanks to the heroic cops, now they're all thafe.



UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

I was with you untill the "majority of police officers are good people" thing.  Up-voted you for the rest of it, because no split-votes are possible here.

Jethro Dull's picture

That's a clean shoot by their training. Guy reached. He knew what he was doing. He was being a jerk. Failed to yield for a bluelight.

Reached. I mean what do you think is going to happen. He suicided himself. Probably drunk.

NotApplicable's picture

Reaching behind his back while ignoring commands and advancing on a cop provides plenty of reasonable doubt for at least the first shot. However, his words made it obvious that this was a successful suicide by cop.

Zen Master's picture

The vast majority of police officers are good people meme...BULLSHIT!

They are accessories to an organized criminal syndicate called the city and state. They are all as guilty as get-away drivers in a bank robbery.

They should not be given any quarter for drawing their weapons on a traffic stop. This is a clear example of police militarization and I bet these cops, who were given no indication from the dispatcher that they needed to approach this driver with such extreme caution, might even be low IQ steroid poppers who get off on this kind of killing.

Sorry...I am not a fan of this kind of policing and blaming the kid for not listening to meat-head cops with an authority complex is not an excuse.

Hang-em both for MURDER!

Firepower's picture

Problem is US cops can't shoot to maim!

perhaps, "shoot to castrate?"

shoot to mutilate?

NotApplicable's picture

If I ever have to shoot a guy, I'm going to tell him good luck living ball-less and dickless, with my aim on his crotch the entire time.

Hopefully though, I'll never put myself in that situation.

Here2Go's picture
Here2Go (not verified) nope-1004 Jul 14, 2016 10:36 AM

@nope ~ As soon as they find Ruthanne Dolezal & polish her off.

moonshadow's picture

I'm not sure this is even the same MDB that used to troll here years ago. His style seems different to me. Anyone know?

Burticus's picture

I think MDB is fonestar's alter ego, but I've been afraid to "out" him for fear his NSA handlers will Scalito me.

NotApplicable's picture

Fonestar? No way. He had an extremely singular focus.

City_Of_Champyinz's picture

Your website is for retarded dipshits.  Go fuck yourself troll.  This idiot needs to be fonestarred and disappeared.

zeronetwork's picture

These videos serve one purpose and that is spread the terror and fear of Kings' men. If you don't obey the orders you are a dead meat.

HungryPorkChop's picture

As I watched this video I kept thinking where is the less than lethal force where taxpayers have paid $billion$ for this type of equipment?  Tasering or a $10 Rubber Bullet in shotgun would of been more than sufficient to take out this defiant driver?  There's two officers that have loaded guns and then probably backup guns strapped to their ankles.  Is it too much too ask for the shotgun to be loaded with a $10 bean bag or rubber bullet as a first strike weapon? The impact and resulting concussion from that size of a weapon shooting a rubber projectile at close range would of knocked this person down and out. 


Jethro Dull's picture

Probelm is when you bring a bean bag to a gunfight. The cops don't know what they guy has. Shoot him in the leg? In this society we would have folks lined up with tatoos of bullseyes on their legs; so, they could collect disability.

Due North's picture

I thought the entire basis for this ZH community was to be non-compliant?

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

Except for the twerps who provide amusement, and an occasional "WTF?" response to their idocy.

Pickleton's picture

"the Fresno police overnight released body camera videos showing two officers fatally shooting an unarmed white man "


Yeah, because nobody has ever victimized or opressed whites.  Well, only according to the mouth breather progressive meme anyway.

As is usual, you progressives (especially leftard ones like yourself), have a fundamental inability to perform rudimentary thinking.

Cman5000's picture

It's just easier to down vote MDB. 

agNau's picture

Now, now, I believe there was someone else that was non-compliant and reached for his waist when told to keep hands in sight. All this fuss and he according to you deserved it as well. Only compliant lives matter?
And that is compliant with your rules that as with all progressives, change on the fly and seemingly never end.

moneybots's picture

"For a traffic stop?"


Traffic stop is not the issue. Behavior of the person after being stopped, is the issue.

Timmay's picture

No prior record and the cop has his gun dawn BEFORE he even gets out of the car?


Did the cops do this because he took to long to pull over??

MachoMan's picture

No prior record and the cop has his gun dawn BEFORE he even gets out of the car?

1.  The cop does not know his record unless and until he has been identified.  A license plate number is not the same as identifying the person driving.

2.  The police were allegedly responding to a "man walking around with a rifle" call...  I presume that their story is this person might be their suspect, but if he actually was, then I would have also disclosed to the public that a rifle was found in his vehicle when I released the body cam footage.  These types of calls always put officers on edge and tend to get very escalated responses very quickly.

Further, from all the videos, I haven't seen exactly how long it took him to pull over...  if he lead the police around for longer than the norm, then he'll get felony stop procedures initiated. 

Did the cops do this because he took to long to pull over??

Did we watch the same video?

UmbilicalMosqueSweeper's picture

No, they did it because they could, and cwould get away with it. Kill, kill, kill for peace!

HungryPorkChop's picture

Apparently smokin' tires on their watch is equivelant to armed bank robbery. 

Crash Overide's picture

I would of just tackled him.

Burticus's picture

What I "wood of did" is just left the poor kid alone.

quadraspleen's picture

"Maybe best just for all to just stay home??"

There's the rub. I know you're joking but that's the deal. A scared population is easily controlled.

Be afraid. Stay home. Obey. Everyone is out to get you.

SixIsNinE's picture

that's what i've been hearing latey  ... "people just don't go out as much as they used to "


we'll all be compliantly locking ourselves up in whatever accommodations we call home and loving our serfhood....

that is until Big Goob removes our old fashioned key locks and installs wi-fi bolt locks, with schedules for when we can come and go .... all for our safety, y'know ....  and if you've been late past curfew, sorry Charlie - no uber for you for a week.   (all privately owned vehicles will have all long since been taken to Big Goob salvage yards, for our safety of course) ....


Davos Elite Reveal Orwellian Plan to Decode Your Brain and Read Your Mind and don't even start to think about having an anti-social thought either - brain scanners are installed in each room of your abode and of course your restroom is visually monitored too - for our safety, don't ya know....