There was a shooting of a 28-year old black man in LA this weekend by white LA County Sheriffs. A total of 33 bullets were pumped into the man, some while he was down on the ground. The man, Nicholas Robertson is the father of three.
Warning, the video is upsetting.
Pretty horrible, huh? Horrible, not necessarily in the way you think. The video doesn’t tell the whole story. Let this serve as proof.
The video from across the street where the shooting occurred shows Nicholas Robertson walking with a gun that he had been shooting in the air. There had been six 911 calls reporting him for shooting the gun in the air. Robertson would not release the gun and when he was shot, he was within feet of a woman with two children.
Anyone who has shot an automatic weapon knows it only takes seconds to shoot off 33 bullets.
Lt. Eddie Hernandez with the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau said that at one point, Robertson was actively shooting.
“We have witnesses that say that the suspect turned, pointed the gun at the deputies, and a deputy-involved shooting occurred,” Hernandez said, ktla reported.
Look at what happened before the shooting and see if it changes your mine. This is why we need to wait for all the facts to come in.