Footage Reveals Moment St. Louis Officer Shot Black Man 5 Times and Put Weapon on him Before Being Charged with Murder

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This is the horrifying moment a St Louis police officer shoots a black man five times with the officer’s own personal AK-47 rifle after a high-speed car chase.

Jason Stockley, now 35, was charged in May with first-degree murder for the December 2011 shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith, 24, who was initially stopped on suspicion of taking part in a drug deal.

Smith drove off, causing a car chase that ended with Stockley shooting the man five times with his own personal AK-47-style rifle, equipped with a high-capacity drum magazine, KPLR 11 reported.

The footage, which was dropped off by an unknown party at the station, is shot from two cameras inside Stockley’s car: one showing the view through the windscreen, another showing the rear seat.

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It begins with Stockley, who is the car’s passenger, exiting the car, which is in a Church’s Chicken parking lot, with his personal rifle – in contravention of department policy.

He walks over to Smith’s car, which drives away fast, brushing by him, over a sidewalk corner.

CCTV footage of the event shared by the St Louis Post-Dispatch shows that Smith had hit the police SUV while trying to reverse away.

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Source: Daily Mail UK