DC police release body camera footage of fatal shooting

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Posted: Jul 07, 2016 5:05 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police have released body camera footage from the fatal shooting of a man by officers last month.

Police have said 63-year-old Sherman Evans was holding a weapon that turned out to be a BB gun. The June 27 shooting is under investigation.

The footage released Thursday shows officers with guns drawn ordering Evans to drop his gun dozens of times over a span of more than three minutes. The actual shooting is not shown because the camera is pointing at a car the officer was standing behind. More than a dozen shots can be heard.

After the shooting, one of the officers can be heard saying, "he raised it," referring to the weapon Evans was holding.

Police have not released the races of the officers or Evans.