Detroit police release video showing suspect firing at police before deadly shooting

Graphic Video Of Man Firing At Police Before Fatal Shooting Released By DPD

Graphic video of fatal shooting released by DPD to combat rumors on social media

Shaky Detroit police body camera video shows eight shots were fired in five frenzied seconds Friday during a fatal incident on the city’s northwest side that sparked protests in which bottles, bricks and other projectiles were thrown at officers.

Detroit police released the body camera video, along with another video from a squad car’s dashboard camera which showed officers fatally shooting 20-year-old Hakim Littleton after he pulled a pistol from his left pocket and opened fire.

Detroit police chief James Craig said he released the video hours after the incident to quell “a false narrative” that the shooting was unjustified. The “erroneous information that was put out has incited violence,” Craig said during a press conference at Public Safety Headquarters. Read more

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