Law enforcement in Louisiana just released videos of the controversial fatal shooting of Derrick Kittling.
It's always sad when anyone dies, especially when the death was unnecessary, but a recent incident in Central Louisiana has Black Lives Matter activists frothing at the mouth over what was clearly a justified shooting.
Here's what we know:
- On November 6th 45-year-old Derrick Kittling was driving in a Chevrolet Silverado with illegal window tint and a modified exhaust pipe.
- Deputy Rodney Anderson was in the area because he supposedly received a text message that morning with a picture of teenagers walking around in the area with weapons in their pockets, according to WAFB. Rapides Sheriff Mark Wood sent extra patrol to the area to investigate.
- During a routine traffic stop the suspect jumped out of his vehicle and immediately appeared hostile and noncompliant with the officer.
- After repeatedly being asked to place his hands on the back of his vehicle a struggle ensued and the suspect attacked the officer.
- The officer attempted to subdue the suspect with a taser but was unsuccessful.
- In the video released by law enforcement the suspect appears to reach for the officer's weapon.
- The suspect was shot in the head and pronounced dead on the scene.
- BLM-affiliate attorney Ben Crump, a notable grifter and far-left activist, has made this incident into a national news story and accused the arresting officer of racially profile the suspect. There is no known evidence to support this claim.
- It has has also been claimed that the suspect's brother is a State Trooper but his brother hasn't offered any public support for the suspect or criticism of the shooting.
Watch the full video and tell us if you think the shooting was justified.