VIDEO: Dead Suspect's Mom Claims He'd Never Harm A Cop, Then Bodycam Is Released

The family of O'Shae Terry claimed he wouldn't hurt an officer despite video that showed him dragging a cop with an SUV.

Arlington, TX The mother of a man who was fatally shot by police on Saturday is claiming a version of events very different from what was actually shown on police bodycam video (video below).

"He would never do anything to try and hurt a police officer," 24-year-old OShae Terrys mother Sherley Woods told WFAA. "He posed no threat. He's sitting in the car with one of his friends."

But the bodycam and dashcam videos of the incident that were released by the Arlington Police Department told a drastically different story.

The incident began when an officer stopped the SUV driven by Terry at about 1:45 p.m. on Sept. 1 in the 2200-block of California Lane, according to the Dallas Morning News.

The officer had stopped the vehicle for expired registration, but a police news release said she smelled marijuana when the driver opened his window, WFAA reported.

She called for backup, and when the second officer arrived, he approached the passenger side of the SUV while the first officer returned to her police vehicle to run information through the computer.

The bodycam video released on Thursday showed the second officer stood beside the passengers window and chatted with Terry and his passenger in a friendly manner.

Like I said, if you dont have any more inside of the vehicle, you all shouldnt be worried about it. We just have to do what we have to do. So thats basically it, the officer told them.

Thats when Terry began to roll up both of the front windows on the vehicle, and reached for the ignition switch, the video showed.

Hey! Hey, hey hey hey! Hey Stop! the officer yelled as he put his hand on the passengers window to stop it from closing. It appeared he was standing on the vehicles running board, the Dallas Morning News reported.

I aint going nowhere. I aint going nowhere, Terry replied as he started the SUV.

But then the video showed that Terry hit the gas with the officer still hanging off the side.

The officer yelled frantically at the driver. Then the video showed he pointed the gun into the SUV and fired at least five times.

Terry was hit twice, but he continued to accelerate.

Dashcam video from the first officer showed the SUV veered across the line onto the wrong side of the road with the second officer hanging from the window.

Then the vehicle slammed into a curb and knocked the officer free and onto the pavement, before it continued down the street and eventually stopped.

Terry died from his gunshot wounds.

Arlington Police Lieutenant Chris Cook said officers recovered more than a pound of marijuana, a bag of ecstasy pills, and a .40-caliber handgun with an extended 29-round magazine from inside Terrys vehicle.

But his family, who has already retained attorneys to file a civil lawsuit alleging inappropriate use of force, have insisted that Terry had no plans to run from police despite whats shown in the videos.

We all know that the SUV had a problem with starting up, so if Terry tried to start up the vehicle while he was sitting there, it wasnt that he was trying to flee the scene, his mother told KTVT.

She told WFAA that her son was not a violent person despite a felony conviction for burglary, and misdemeanor convictions for marijuana possession and evading arrest.

Terrys passenger was detained and then released by police. His name has not been released.

Police also have not identified the officers involved in the incident. The officer who fired his weapon was placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation as is protocol for officer-involved shootings.

You can see the video from the traffic stop below:

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Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Unsafe behavior by officer. Don't hang onto moving vehicles.

MiguelDominguez
MiguelDominguez

If you guys want to lose any hope for Humanity that you may still have left, go to the YouTube comments for this video. Let me just quote one of the retards posting there, someone called Malik (of course). Yes, the paragraph below is one single sentence in all caps, and proof that you can sodomize grammar until it begs you to stop:

"HOW CAN HIS ARM BE IN THE DOOR DUMB ASS WHIT BOY WEN OSHAE CRUNK UP THE TRUCKED HE GRABED THE WINDOW PUTTIN HISELF IN DANGER WHICH YOU NOT SUPPOSE TO DO IF YOUR AN OFFICER OF THE LAW THIS WAS SUPPOSE TO TURN INTO A HIGHSPEED CHASE NOT EVEN THAY THE OTHER OFFICER HAD ALL OF HIS INFORMATION THEY COULD OF EASILY GOT HIM PERIOD YOU JUST A RACIST MF THAT LIKE SEEIN BLACK MEN LOSE THEIR LIVES FUCC YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND EVERYTHING YOU BELEIVE IN BURN IN HELL R.I.P OSHAE TERRY IMA MOURN YOU TIL I JOIN YOU BROTHER"

Bstn199
Bstn199

Next up... Terry's mom states..."The video cameras the officers were wearing are totally lying, I wasnt there at all but I know my son is a good boy" Eyeroll

Skidoo
Skidoo

The Terry family only has a tissue of lies find solace in. How pitiful.

DiscoHarvey
DiscoHarvey

I'm sure there will be a gofundme page for this "suspect" soon. After all, he was a "good boy." Meanwhile, that policeman has to live with shooting someone for the rest of his life. My heart goes out to the Officer and his family. The "victim?" Not so much. He got the consequence that HIS behavior brought.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Oh no. Not my drug dealin, police hatin, scumbag criminal son. He a good boy. Bla bla bla..... another money grab lawsuit.....

checksix
checksix

It's amazing how you can be a "eye witness", without actually being there.

GForce48
GForce48

Great to see the "family and eventually the community" to be rallying around an armed felon/drug dealer and all around pos! This is Kaepernick's kind of guy!

BigPapaFrosty
BigPapaFrosty

Very sad what this country has become! Making good evil and evil good. Do not break the law this will not happen.

Pack
Pack

Acceptable outcome

Melder
Melder

My god the 29 round magazine says hes a violent drug dealing thug......... sorry momma your boy should not have ran,should not have a pound of pot and what was the handgun for if he was non violent. The handgun was for protecting the pot.

maxx1676
maxx1676

It`s so sad he died...he had so many more years of going in and out of prison left in him.

maxx1676
maxx1676

It`s so sad he died...he had so many more years of going in and out of prison left in him.

Godisjudge
Godisjudge

Evil lying judgmental cunts karma is a bitches shame on u all