Police have released a dramatic dashcam video that shows a 17-year-old pulling a gun and firing it at cops before officers shoot him dead in Arkansas.
Smith was a rear-seat passenger in a car pulled over for speeding and a headlight violation in North Little Rock, Arkansas, just after 1am on Sunday.
The clip shows him wrestling with an officer and while on the ground, pointing his gun at officers, firing it once and cocking it again before the officers fired a fatal shot.
North Little Rock Police Chief Mike Davis said he hopes releasing the video will dispel ‘misinformation’ that Charles Smith was unarmed during the confrontation.
‘Since the incident, a great deal of erroneous information has appeared on social media outlets. … I want to make sure we clear that up today,’ Davis said.
Davis said the officers involved did not have body cameras.
He said the names of the officers involved could be released after a plan is in place to protect them, since the agency has received threats.
‘Misinformation gets out that says … the subject wasn’t armed, the subject didn’t shoot,’ Davis said.
‘He was armed and we, in fact, had to take action because of that. I want people to see what happened.’
Police have not identified the other two men in the video, but said they are not in custody, TNV11 reports.
The Naggers will put up a memorial for this animal and unlike the memorial for Justine Damond, the memorial for the jig won’t be taken down by the police.
Arkansas Online offers the usual sympathetic look at the Nagger.
“I never would have thought it would be my baby. He was nothing but 17 — he wanted to graduate,” said his mother, Crystal Irvin, as dozens gathered near the intersection of Camp Robinson Road and East 52nd Street.
It was there, outside the Church of Christ Levy in North Little Rock, that authorities say Smith was fatally shot by police early Sunday.
“I never, in a million years, would think the North Little Rock police [would kill] my baby,” she said.
More than 100 people — friends, classmates, family and supporters — gathered for a vigil near the intersection Monday evening as cars on Camp Robinson Road moved slowly past the gathering. Classmates and family described Smith as a fun-loving teenager who almost always wore a smile.
Smith also liked to rap. But of course the world lost a great medical researcher or rocket scientist all because of those trigger happy racist cops. Rapping was just a hobby. His real love was finding a cure for cancer or putting men on Mars.
Now, North Little Rock, let the riots begin.