VIDEO: Activists Outraged After Cops Shoot Suspect Who Pulled Gun

Fort Worth police released bodycam video of the officer-involved shooting of JaQuavion Slaton on Sunday.

Fort Worth, TX – Fort Worth police released bodycam video of the officer-involved shooting of an armed fugitive on Sunday (video below).

Police were already looking for 20-year-old JaQuavion Slaton in connection with an aggravated assault on a woman at University of Texas – Tyler in April when they responded to a 911 call about him at about 4 p.m. on June 9, WFAA reported.

Fort Worth Interim Police Chief Ed Krauss said the 911 caller told police Slaton was "yelling at a family member who was too afraid to call police and that he had a knife."

When police arrived, Slaton and his cousin took off running and police officers followed, WFAA reported.

Fort Worth police released bodycam video of the shooting faster than usual in an effort to head off violent protests after outraged community activists demanded action.

The bodycam video showed Slaton and his cousin took off into backyards and over fences as they fled from police.

At one point in the video, Slaton had a black gun in his hand as he ran from officers.

His cousin was caught by police first, the video showed.

Officers located Slaton hiding inside a white pickup truck, the video showed.

The officers surrounded the cab of the pickup truck and ordered Slaton to put his hands up.

Slaton failed to follow or respond to officers’ commands, the video showed.

Then one of the officers said “he’s reaching” just before multiple officers opened fire on the truck.

A loaded handgun was found inside the truck with Slaton, WFAA reported.

“Our officers were not on a mission to take anyone’s life that day," Chief Kraus said.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner ruled that Slaton had died from multiple gunshot wounds to his head and chest, WFAA reported.

The medical examiner said Slaton had taken “high-velocity rounds” to the right shoulder and upper chest and also had multiple wounds from 9mm rounds.

Slaton also had a self-inflicted "loose contact entry gunshot wound of the right temporal head" but the medical examiner had not yet determined whether it was intentional or accidental, WFAA reported.

Neighbors who watched the scene unfold were critical of how the police handled it.

“If the man's backed up in a corner, all they had to do was step back and wait him out,” Stephen Muhammad told WFAA that he lives two doors down from where Slaton was shot.

Muhammad complained that police weren’t concerned about the safety of bystanders when they shot Slaton.

“They had their guns out,” he said. “There were people out, there were children out — my children, my grandchildren. None of that was taken into consideration.”

But Chief Kraus said that was a mischaracterization of what happened, according to WFAA.

The chief said police surrounded the front of the truck to avoid shooting in the direction of any innocent civilians.

Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price stepped up to defend her police department at a press conference, WFAA reported.

Price said she continued to "support our outstanding Fort Worth police officers."

"Let’s be clear, on Sunday night they were serving a warrant on an individual wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon," the mayor told reporters.

"He wasn't one of our own," she said, pointing out that Slaton was not from Fort Worth, according to WFAA.

Later, the mayor addressed the outrage in the community in a written statement.

"I know there is fear and anger among some in our community. But calling for justice and calling our police officers murderers is absolutely appalling and irresponsible," Price said.

Watch video of the foot pursuit and shooting below. WARNING - Graphic Content.

Comments (43)
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Mig Alley
Mig Alley

And here come the justice brothers/shuck and jive

MFLindsey
MFLindsey

You know it's the blacks that have this figured out. They know blacks are incapable of acting like human beings so the only hope is getting rid of the police. . .

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

With a name like that (JaQuavion) they did him a favor 😲

Mig Alley
Mig Alley

There are several key paragraphs in the story. It will be interesting to see who gets it and who doesn't. Just hang on a little bit longer. 🤔

nitrodave08
nitrodave08

"Muhammad complained that police weren’t concerned about the safety of bystanders when they shot Slaton." You stupid MF'er. This way the POS would not get a round off so that your family could have gotten hit. They did a favor to your family, community, city, start and planet by taking this oxygen waster out.

Any_One
Any_One

Where's the vid?

thebronze
thebronze

Glad this little turd is dead. Hope it hurt.

Joe Willie
Joe Willie

At the end of the day we as a society have to stand up to the race baiters, perpetrators, their families and to the liberals in general. We are at a tipping point either we want a safe, lawful, and orderly society, or we want to live in anarchy and a lawless society. The lawful come in all colors as well as the unlawful come in all colors. I personally choose to support the police and live in a society of law and order. The overwhelmingly vast majority of Police Officers go to work, risk their lives, and try to do the right thing. They try to make the world a better place to be despite the scum they have to deal with everyday.

Theendisnear
Theendisnear

I agree, the cops should have offered him a hug first...

Sfdcapt
Sfdcapt

Shoot the thug before he shoots you !!!! These people complain about the police with their weapons out, well gee, they're chasing an armed thug..... Wake the hell up !!!!

GForce48
GForce48

Hoodrats stepping up for a fellow hoodrat!

LEO0301
LEO0301

Activists? Is that another name for rioters, looters, animals? Call it what it is and try not to sound like a SJW.

LEO0301
LEO0301

I don't think the police took this man's life. According to the story the shot that ended it all was self inflicted.

bronx163
bronx163

I say just write reports.

Let them kill each other.

Reactive policing.

Just show up write report move on. Let the system implode. They want to look like 3thd world Baltimore, Detroit, Newark NJ, Camden NJ. Let them.

Terminaters168
Terminaters168

Black again

gfc1963
gfc1963

Oh well - next!

Stanracer
Stanracer

The animals are restless....again. Start the ghetto lottery....

Do-The-Job-Right
Do-The-Job-Right

What's the Update on Pumpkin Head from Fort Worth PD?

BDV123
BDV123

Sorry but I see the Law suits coming Out as I write! We all feared they would shoot one of us or the kids! So much so we couldn’t move and take the children to safety! I and all these kids scared by this for life by having to witness this murder of a young man by those sworn to protect us!

Janken
Janken

Then you see who starts these things and cries abuse.
I'm so tired of these no brain idiots

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

where's the video

vwiles34
vwiles34

These dumb fu#%s want to bitch and moan and scream about police when they do there job and take violent armed criminals off the street. If that criminal happens to be black but if that same black man had killed a police officer of any color they would be saying the police gave him no choice. Its time they pull their heads out of there ass and see the light.

Freedomfighter13
Freedomfighter13

What a bunch of racist pieces of shit. That shows how screwed up the cops are by their supporters and followers. Jesus Christ get a damn heart and stop being so racist. This comment section is like a KKK rally.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Chicago, Baltimore , St Louis or maybe our friends in Detroit..........Who is betting on a major riot started by the "activists" by Labor Day? Place your bets.

Diwee
Diwee

What i

Diwee
Diwee

What is the officer suppose to do, wait until the slug shoots first!