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Police Body Cam Video of Rayshard Brooks’ Shooting Released

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Atlanda, Georgia — The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office says the 27-year-old black man shot and killed by police in Atlanta on Friday, Rayshard Brooks’ death was a homicide.

Brooks was shot twice in the back during an altercation with two officers who were trying to arrest him for DUI in a Wendy’s parking lot.
The whole thing started with Brooks falling asleep in his car in the drive-through line at Wendy’s. The police were called, administered a sobriety test and then things escalated when they tried to make an arrest.
Video from the scene shows Brooks in a scuffle with the arresting officers who attempt to us a TASER on him. Somehow Brooks got ahold of the stun gun and threw a punch at another officer before bolting. The officer’s pursued him and one officer fired his weapon when Brooks turned around and aimed the TASER at him.

The Wendy’s where the shooting occurred was burned to the ground during protests Saturday night.

“RIP Rayshard” is spray painted on a sign as as flames engulf a Wendy’s restaurant during protests Saturday, June 13, 2020, in Atlanta. The restaurant was where Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by police Friday evening following a struggle in the restaurant’s drive-thru line. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Also in the aftermath, one officer was fired and the police chief resigned. The terminated officer was identified as Garrett Rolfe, who was hired in October 2013, according to Atlanta Police Department Sergeant John Chafee.

In addition to his wife, Brooks leaves behind three daughters and a step son.