Video shows Colorado police shooting suspect as he ran away

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A surveillance video shows a young man who was fatally shot by Colorado police running from two officers before falling and slumping to the ground.

The Gazette reported Wednesday that the video also shows a third officer dropping an unknown item at the scene in Colorado Springs.

Police have said the suspect, 19-year-old De’Von Bailey, was shot after he reached for a gun Saturday, but they have not elaborated, citing a pending investigation by the sheriff’s office.

The shooting of the black man by white officers prompted a protest.

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The video shows officers performing chest compressions on Bailey before a fire crew arrived seven minutes after the shooting.

Video from the officers’ body cameras hasn’t been released.

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This story has been corrected to say that police have only said that the suspect was shot after reaching for a firearm.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com

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