VIDEO: Family Demands Justice After Cops Shoot Man Who Pointed Gun At Them

Fort Worth Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus released bodycam of officers shooting 18-year-old Amari Malone on Wednesday.

Fort Worth, TX – Bodycam video from an officer-involved shooting on Wednesday showed that 18-year-old Amari Malone was pointing a handgun at officers when he was fatally shot (video below).

Note: The author is not related to the suspect with the same last name.

The incident occurred at about 5:45 p.m. on Aug. 21 when officers encountered Malone on Boca Raton Boulevard in the Woodhaven neighborhood, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Fort Worth Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus told reporters at a press conference on Thursday that the 18 year old became a suspect in an Aug. 5 homicide on the west side of the city after he was "seen at the murder scene with a pistol.”

Investigators had information on Malone’s location and officers were on the lookout for the suspect when they spotted him.

Fort Worth Police Sergeant Chris Daniels said officers stopped to try to talk to him, but Malone bolted, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Bodycam video from both officers showed how quickly the suspect took off when he was approached.

“Hey man, let me talk to you for a second,” the officer driving the police car called out to Malone as he stopped his patrol unit.

A split-second later the officer in the passenger seat yelled “he’s got a gun! He’s got a gun!” as Malone took off on foot.

Both officers pursued the suspect, the video showed.

The video showed that Malone twice turned and pointed handgun at the officers chasing after him before they opened fire on him.

Malone was transported to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth where he later died.

There were four officers on the scene of the incident and all four have been placed on administrative leave as is protocol for officer-involved shootings in Fort Worth, KTVT reported.

Family and community members reacted with outrage to the news of the fatal shooting.

So Chief Kraus released the bodycam footage less than 24 hours after the incident in an effort to calm people as inflammatory social media post grew.

“We wanted to release enough to dispel some of the misinformation out there and give accurate information of what the officers faced on the scene,” the chief told reporters at the press conference.

Malone’s family has already hired a civil rights attorney to represent them, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

He brushed off the allegations that Malone had recently committed a murder.

“The crime that needs to be investigated right now is the murder of an 18 year old in Fort Worth,” he said.

Malone’s older brother, Bonnell Juvi, said that his sibling didn’t carry a gun and that he doesn’t believe that he would be involved in a murder, KTVT reported.

He said his little brother was “a young black kid getting his act together” who had become a father the week before he died.

Juvi said police didn’t need to shoot Malone, KTVT reported.

“Eventually, stuff like this has got to stop,” he said. “It’s just like an ongoing thing, like over and over and over. They keep pulling young people from out of the community.”

“We want justice,” Juvi told KTVT.

Merritt told reporters that he had spoken to an official at the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office who told him that Malone had been shot once in the back, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Watch Malone point a gun at the officers in the video below:

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flybynight
flybynight

I demand you stop raising thug punk kids!!!!

deputydawg17
deputydawg17

Parents should be sued for raising a POS kid

shooter
shooter

Thank GOD more and more departments are providing officers with BWCs.

I applaud Chief Kraus for releasing the footage less than 24 hours after the event...and, I hope this kind of quick action will be embraced by ALL departments issuing BWCs after an OIS.

The fake "outrage" that comes from family and community members after something like this is documented on video is disgusting.

I am sick and tired of hearing about "little Johnny was just trying to turn his life around" or "he was an aspiring rapper" or "he was thinking about going to school" or "he had just become a father" as if any of those negated the fact that this guy was a little thug who pointed a gun at police officers.

Just stop it with the fake outrage already. It's disgusting and sickening.

flybynight
flybynight

"Malone’s older brother, Bonnell Juvi, said that his sibling didn’t carry a gun and that he doesn’t believe that he would be involved in a murder, KTVT reported.

He said his little brother was “a young black kid getting his act together” who had become a father the week before he died."

Juvi said police didn’t need to shoot Malone, KTVT reported.

Did I miss something here? 🙄

Juvi said police didn’t need to shoot Malone, KTVT reported.

Hawkdude12
Hawkdude12

This why I believe in abortion.

BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

These people on the so called black community have mental deficiencies. Again we here the "he was turning his life around" mantra. The little ghetto thug POS Amari (ghetto thug name) was already a murder suspect when he was justifiably killed by the police. To Amaris family I say sorry but the video means no ghetto lottery for y'all.

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Family Demands Justice

Justice has been served. Except for compensating the officers for their damages.

The fact that the perp had already reproduced at age 18 is very concerning. The complete breakdown of traditional African American families, where children are raised by a married father and mother who are adequately self-sufficient needs to be addressed in an urgent manner. There are probably better ideas out there, but I would suggest to give anyone who is on public assistance a purpose in life. Something like a mandatory job to simply clean up the streets, tend to gardens, fill potholes, paint things, whatever.

Trump needs to call a conference of mayors, but they would all probably resist him or simply not even show up.

JBo
JBo

Let's see: guy is a suspect in murder, runs from police, points gun at police, points gun at police again, gets shot by police and within 24 hours family hires a civil rights lawyer to sue.

The really sad thing is that this 18 year old mattered nothing to his family until he was dead and the lawyer was on board.

Backing Blue
Backing Blue

Tired of all these piece of shit looking for a free payday claiming their kid did nothing wrong

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Wife... "The police just shot our son!" Husband... "Is he dead?"

Wife... "Yes!" Husband... "High Five! We just won the lottery!"

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Of course they hired an attorney already. How else are they going to get a chance to win the “ghetto lottery.” Their version of demanding justice is getting paid out. Otherwise the correct justice would be they don’t get anything and we should video their faces when they see the actual bodycam video and then watch them as they find the audacity to claim their “justice”. Police didn’t put the gun in his hands, nor did they give him the gun. He chose to attempt to take the officer’s life instead of being a man and taking his punishment. It’s obvious it’s all about the payout. Knowing that this kid wasn’t gonna be shit, so they have to cash out as much as they can on his loser self.

Justretired
Justretired

I'm thinking bout moving to Montana or Wyoming, won't have a neighbor for 100s of miles and if someone happens to come and visit I better know in advance. Worlds going to shit and ain't gonna get any better with these entitled shitbags. Let um have the cities and see how long it last.

LitheSteel
LitheSteel

I wish we would just say STFU! And btw way more excellent shooting!

Dfc3166
Dfc3166

About time some people realize their kids are dirt bags, but of course the video is wrong!

DiSCus
DiSCus

He HAD to see multiple officers there , why didn't he just stop & surrender to said officers? That's what an INNOCENT person would do , wouldn't they? Especially if they know they're outmanned & outgunned!

Justretired
Justretired

And a brother named juvi, lol. Wonder how many times hes been arrested.

Gavalon
Gavalon

At least he died doing what he loved!!

Dixiedamit
Dixiedamit

And now pictures lie...they had to have tampered with the camera !I'm sure the family of the murdered person demands justice also. BINGO 🤷‍♀️

J10107
J10107

Attorney misconduct means unethical or illegal conduct by an attorney in contradiction with the established rules of professional conduct.

As an officer of the court S. Lee Merritt Esq. should be investigated by the State Bar and then severely disciplined and/or disbarred for his LIES on social media !!!

This is the second time he put lies on Twitter to cause hysteria and a war in the streets.

On the first occasion in Arlington, Merritt ran away after claiming the same BS, but the video proved him to be a LIAR, and since there was no money for this scam artist to make, he tucked his tail and quietly scurried away, like most vermin do.

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

Great job guys!!

Now comes the second fight of your life!

All the Monday morning quarterbacks, all the liars, all the $$$$ seekers

I can only imagine this p.o.s. Family tree!!

Bobholly79
Bobholly79

I all most forgot two of the lowest life forms politicians and lawyers!

stooge819
stooge819

18 year old black kid is a suspect in a murder. Police track him down to question him. 18 year old black kid runs, draws firearm and threatens cops, is shot by said cops who are defending themselves, dies. 18 year old black kid's family is outraged. Body cam footage is released. No one cares. Cops still murdered a young black man for no reason whatsoever. Does anyone else feel like they're watching a scene from Groundhog Day?

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

“Eventually stuff like this has to stop” that’s rich. Maybe if you hood rats stop knocking up endless baby mommas and take some responsibility for yourselves, it will.

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Great job done by that Officer. I guess it's tough losing your son but put that grief into something positive. If that isn't a textbook good shooting idk what is! 👏💙

twostickmack
twostickmack

another one bites the dust.he got what he deserved.thats one less for everyone to worry about.

Tekhore
Tekhore

Crime...the new black entitlement.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Let's see if I have the correct order of things. Thug commits murder > police find thug and ask to talk to him > thug runs and points gun at the police > thug gets shot and killed > family and "community" are OUTRAGED! > family says thug bees a good boy and a loving father, although marriage wasn't on his mind > within minutes of the shooting family realizes they stand a chance to win $$$$, so they hire a "civil rights shyster" > family, with help from the shyster, start a propaganda war trying to convince those with a single digit IQ that the police are murdering racists out to get the black man who was only trying to provide for his family and was planning to enter college (Harvard, of course) in the near future > protests to follow.

DGibson
DGibson

Justice WAS served

RubyRose
RubyRose

One less scum bag

Tpr365
Tpr365

Thank god the Officers weren’t hurt. The brother and lawyer are lying ghetto rats. This will never end until people are held responsible for their bad choices. Malone was.

jamesor1
jamesor1

Only a dead fool would have a firearm displayed in a hostile manner while dealing with LEO's..............

gfc1963
gfc1963

Don't point a gun at a cop and you live. Is that too hard for these 13%ers to understand?? And the outrage from the family?? Well at least they won't get any ghetto lottery with the proof fom the bodycams!

Wish505
Wish505

Choir Boy got exactly what he asked for, live by the gun die by the gun. Stop raising street punks mom and dad and you won't have to keep lying about them by saying oh he was such a sweet boy and would NEVER...yea right give me a break. Hell I bet big brother gave him the gun.

maxx1676
maxx1676

And ONCE AGAIN the blacks trying to make us believe the system and we as Americans have failed them. It is NEVER the blacks fault, it is OUR FAULT. MORE LIES by the black community to protect their racially biased ""good black,,,,, bad white agenda""...

Bstn
Bstn

Again a certain community is spreading false information just because person was shot. Let me ask these communities what would any of them do if someone pointed a gun at them, would you wait for him to pull trigger or shoot first? Remember if you wait you're dead!!
Also to his brother, unfortunately your brother was NOT getting his life together because he was running around with an illegal gun (dont tell me he had a license to carry), he pointed that gun at cops and only him & his actions are the cause of his death.

toughguy
toughguy

Or as Elizabeth Warren or Cory Booker would describe it: "An outstanding citizen who recently became a loving father was gunned down for no reason other than the color of his skin." (Sarcasm on;) This just in: Warren calls for law stipulating the police cannot shoot at people who point guns at them. The police will be allowed to shoot only after they have been hit a minimum of 3 times... Bad lies matter! Blue Lives Matter!

Superman1968
Superman1968

This "bullshit" has to stop! You raise a little punk that has no respect for anything except jungle law, and then whine like a little bitch when he isnt the strongest or even remotely at the top of the food chain. This brother saying he was "getting his act together" is just presenting so called ,made-up, qualities. For a supposed lawsuit payday. How bout we quit giving these so called family members their 15 mins of fame. And the court system not to entertain frivolous lawsuits against our police force.

Retired_Cop
Retired_Cop

Now it just the family trying to make money off the completely justified shooting of their son/brother.

Darkwing219
Darkwing219

But Wait where is Hamburger Helper on this one?? Oh that's right undeniable evidence that this POS deserved to be shot cant argue or come up with some random unsupported fact since the video is already released, Some family the kid hasn't even been prepped for the funeral and they already have lawyer, Unfortunately no money to be had here this one pretty cut and dry! where was all this family love and caring when the kid was growing up? obviously right and wrong was never a focus in the house but now all the sudden see dollar signs and hes the greatest son and brother ever and would never carry a gun, Must have made the statement way before the video surfaced, Curious to see what the statement will be now the video is out and so clear cut.

Stanracer
Stanracer

Same old story. Black kid points a gun at the police...gets shoot. Is there a lesson to be learned here???? Some people still don't get it. Start the ghetto lottery.

magnumforc
magnumforc

The kid got justice from lead poisoning. Kwitcherbitchin family...you raised the idiot.

Bulldog
Bulldog

Family got to get that get a lottery money for the little bastard he produced with his baby mama! This way here baby mama won't have to go on the welfare roll cuz we all know baby daddy ain't going to be around to support the kid even if he lived. Glad the police officers got to go home to their families alive and well and another POS is off the streets and not breeding anymore

CloserFocus
CloserFocus

Great shot on the part of that officer on the run! Just 1 & DONE! Give that LEO an award!

BatCrapCrazy
BatCrapCrazy

The family demands justice but justice has already been served.

bill fuse
bill fuse

This is why the new law in Cali is going to put so many LEO and citizens in harms way...as they almost have to say Please May I, before they shoot.

MajScallywag
MajScallywag

Ghetto lottery. Although, with photos of the thug pointing a gun at police officers that may cancel the ghetto lottery ticket; unless that lawyer wants to show the world what a moron he is.
BTW: Good riddance to the thug.

dirkbag
dirkbag

And, justice WAS served.

dirkbag
dirkbag

Became a father a week before he died... wow that's great. Another fatherless black child.

Mumsy
Mumsy

So, it has come to this......point a gun at a police officer and expect them to not shot the hell out of you???!!! If someone is that dumb they should be under lock and key 24/7.

checksix
checksix

Haven't you received the memo from BLM? All urban youths get a free pass.