New Video Sheds Light On Deadly Fresno Police Shooting Of Unarmed Teen Suspect As He Fled
A new surveillance video is shedding light on a deadly 2017 police shooting of a teenage murder suspect as he tried to run away. It shows then-16-year-old climbing a fence, then falling to the ground after being shot in the back of the head. Now the teen’s parents are suing over his death.
Police said three separate agencies investigated the case and the shooting was ruled justified, reports CBS News correspondent David Begnaud. They said at the time the teen, who was unarmed, was suspected of murder. But the family’s lawyer said just look at the tape.
On April 15, 2017, 16-year-old Isiah Murrietta-Golding leaped a fence, running from the police after a traffic stop. He made it eights steps before an officer on the other side of the fence pulled his trigger and shot him. Then Murrietta-Golding was seen crumpling to the ground.
But police said there’s more to the story than just how it ended. Body cam from one of the officers showed it started about a minute earlier when a car driven by Murrietta-Golding’s brother was stopped at a shopping center. They were both suspected of a deadly shooting the day before.