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Fort Worth police release body camera video from fatal officer-involved shooting

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The Fort Worth Police Department has released body camera video from a Wednesday shooting in which they say an armed man was killed by police.

Police have said at least one officer shot Amari Malone, 18, on Wednesday afternoon after Malone pointed a handgun toward officers. The officers approached Malone, who was a person of interest in a homicide case, and he pulled a handgun and ran, according to Police Chief Ed Kraus. Officers then chased him.

Malone pointed his gun directly at police, and four officers fired their weapons, Kraus said. Officers fired multiple rounds, and Malone was shot once, he said.

The shooting happened about 5:45 p.m. on Boca Raton Boulevard in the Woodhaven neighborhood in east Fort Worth.

Malone was pronounced dead Wednesday evening at a local hospital. Police released video of the shooting at a news conference Thursday afternoon.

The homicide in which Malone was a person of interest happened Aug. 5 on Las Vegas Trail, Kraus said. He said Malone was seen with a pistol at the location of the murder. The man killed in the Las Vegas Trail shooting was Ja’Waylon Gay, 24.

Officers began looking for Malone and heard he was in the Woodhaven area on Wednesday. When they tried to speak with him, he ran, drew a gun from his waistband, and pointed the gun at officers, Kraus said.

Two police officers heard the shots that killed Gay, who lived in Fort Worth. The officers were in the 3100 block of Las Vegas Trail when they heard shots at about 10 p.m. Aug. 5. The officers approached a gas station and were directed by people in a parking lot toward a field at its south end, where they found Gay, according to a police report.

Investigations led by the police department’s major case and internal affairs divisions are underway, which is standard procedure in officer-involved shootings. The four officers who fired their guns have been placed on paid administrative leave.

The shooting marked the sixth time since June 1 a Fort Worth police officer has shot a civilian. Five of those people died.

Attorney Lee Merrritt, who is representing Malone’s family, said he plans to hold a press conference about 3:30 p.m.
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Organic_Panic - 151 days ago  - (Points 3931)
And this is how aspiring rappers are created.
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PoorOldSpike - 151 days ago  - (Points 10038)
"Malone was pronounced dead Wednesday evening at a local hospital"........Good, I like happy endings..:)
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Random12C - 151 days ago  - (Points 2966) PoorOldSpike
Reminds me of a joke...what do you call a surgery gone wrong? An autopsy!
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apachesmile - 151 days ago  - (Points 13693)
Dumbass.
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IpoopThere4IAM - 151 days ago  - (Points 414)
Roses are red, niggers are black. I dindu nuffin, and that's not my crack.
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1 - 151 days ago  - (Points 1793)
I remember when the niggers were screaming for body cameras so they could prove how all these dindoo good boys were being shot for no reason by the murdering police. That didn’t exactly work out how they thought it would.
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CPK1994 - 151 days ago  - (Points 1943)
He wuz on hiz whey to church n'sheeeeiitttt
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saltine - 151 days ago  - (Points 3564)
Fort Worth is a good town when you compare to the liberal shithole dallas is. They just got rid of their nigger police chief.
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1 - 151 days ago  - (Points 1793) saltine
Fort Worth is an awesome town. Just stay out of Como, Las Vegas Trail, and the Stop Six areas and you’re cool. They kicked all the niggers out of the area around the old Montgomery Ward building and it’s fucking awesome now.
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saltine - 151 days ago  - (Points 3564) 1
You forgot Woodhaven Country Club.....That's a bad fucking area. Has been for years. IN the early 80's my dad got a condo over there and it was fucking awesome. Everyone was white, we had a membership to the country club and all my friends lived out there. Then the market crashed and all the rents went down and the niggers moved right in. It got real dark over there in 1988.
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Organic_Panic - 151 days ago  - (Points 3931) 1
I was in FW not too long ago. Some dindus were trying the parking scam on me where they would come up to tourists and say it cost $10 dollars to park on a free public parking lot. Idiot whiteys were handing over their money to a dindu in a vest as if it was some kind of parking attendant. I just called the cops and they split. It's above my pay grade to deal with dindus and leave it to the professional dindu wranglers.
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WaistBandWeiner - 152 days ago  - (Points 615)
That cop damn near took out his buddy 1:00.
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JoeMac098 - 152 days ago  - (Points 691)
I love seeing niggers and spics getting killed when they act like thugs but I hate when cops fire multiple rounds and only hit the fucker once. "four officers fired their weapons, Kraus said. Officers fired multiple rounds, and Malone was shot once, he said." How do they miss so many shots?
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Happy_Ears - 152 days ago  - (Points 7112) JoeMac098
Must be the excitement of shooting a nigger.
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Darmax - 151 days ago  - (Points 19712) JoeMac098
Shooting on the move a moving target is a bitch, especially after an adrenaline dump.
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apachesmile - 151 days ago  - (Points 13693) JoeMac098
Studies show the fusillade of bullets hit more than aimed fire. Besides which the LEO shot and let the bullets decide if they killed the dumbass.
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Happy_Ears - 152 days ago  - (Points 7112)
Its always nice to see a nigger get shot and killed. Good job by the cops.
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Random12C - 152 days ago  - (Points 2966)
Great shooting! A job well done!
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STtyrone - 152 days ago  - (Points 14969)
Another fuck off the streets
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Fry_Swatter - 152 days ago  - (Points 35537)
....And here I am responsibly going over FFL manuals, PHC and FPID info with my gf... Maybe we should all just say fuck all the rules and ride ATV's through heavy traffic while we're at it.... Fuck obeying the rules and paying for vehicle registration and insurance.... Especially in Democratic run cities....
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Convictus - 152 days ago  - (Points 6201)
The bodycams are cool. Showing from different angles so you can see the suspect, and his actions.
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Fry_Swatter - 152 days ago  - (Points 35537) Convictus
...I actually just ordered one off Amazon incase of violent chimp or shitholer confrontations.... In my experience, it riles them up or they put on a big victim act if they see you recording them with a smart phone....
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SailorDave - 152 days ago  - (Points 3101) Fry_Swatter
I have a camera in my car, but unfortunately not much happens here...
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Convictus - 152 days ago  - (Points 6201) Fry_Swatter
I have on a body cam both car and bike... just in-case, could be for insurance or police... I believe smartphone is fuel to the fire too, and the victim act is over played..
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BlackHole - 152 days ago  - (Points 4393)
Good thing they take them out in early life....
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DetroitLion - 152 days ago  - (Points 4074)
GUN GUN GUN! meh not anymore
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allanv - 152 days ago  - (Points 988)
Good job

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