The father and stepfather of Dylan Noble and their lawyers met Friday with Fresno police Chief Jerry Dyer to view police video that showed their 19-year-old son being fatally shot by two Fresno police officers during a traffic stop last month.
Afterward, they agreed with police that the video should not be released to the public at this time because of the tragic events that took place in Dallas on Thursday night, where 12 police officers were shot, five of them fatally, by a man angered over police shootings nationally that have killed African American men.
“It wouldn’t be appropriate to release it right now, given what happened in Dallas,” said Fresno attorney Warren Paboojian, who represents Darren Noble, whose son, Dylan, was fatally shot by police at a Chevron gas station at Shields and Armstrong avenues on June 25.
Paboojian, who declined to comment on contents of the video, said he believes Dyer will release police video “in the near future once things calm down.”
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It wouldn’t be appropriate to release it right now, given what happened in Dallas.
Fresno attorney Warren Paboojian, who represents Darren Noble, father of Dylan Noble
Dylan Noble was shot four times. Dyer has said that the two officers believed the teenager was about to shoot them because he had reached behind his back. But officers later learned that Noble was unarmed.
A bystander’s video obtained Wednesday by The Fresno Bee shows the officers firing the final two shots as Noble lay on his back, wounded.
The Fresno County District Attorney’s Office is investigating the shooting. Dyer said the FBI has agreed to monitor the police investigation of the shooting.