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Chilling body camera footage reveals the moment a white Houston police officer fatally shot a black suspect after a April 27 car chase.
The video, released by the Houston Police Department on Tuesday, shows Narcotics Officer Shane Privette getting out of his patrol car as his partner reports that the suspect, 29-year-old Jalen Randle, is running.
Privette then yells at Randle to 'Let me see your hands,' but as he utters the last word in the command, a gunshot is heard and Randle immediately falls to the ground, dropping a bag and a sandal as he collapsed.
Privette reacted to the shooting instantaneously, saying: 'Oh s***,' as he runs over to examine Randle, who is by then lying face-down on the street.
Another officer, identified by the Houston Police Department as Officer Mansker, then handcuffs Randle who appears unresponsive and limp on the ground.
Officer Mansker is heard asking Privette if Randle had a gun, but Privette does not appear to answer.
A handgun was later found zipped inside of the bag Randle was carrying, however, it was not visible at the time Privette shot.
Privette could also be seen dragging Randle's body onto the sidewalk, revealing a patch of blood on the grass and sidewalk.
He asks: 'Where is he hit?,' to which Mansker replies, 'In the neck or something.'
The officers could be seen trying to stop the bleeding from his neck as they called paramedics into the scene, with one officer telling Randle to 'keep breathing, bud.'
But Randle was pronounced dead at Ben Taub Hospital, KHOU reports, and an independent autopsy commissioned by his family determined he was shot in the back of the head.
The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences determined he died of a gunshot wound to the neck - but did not specify where the round entered.
Houston Police Officer Shane Privette fatally shot 29-year-old Jalen Randle on April 27
Privette could be seen dragging Randle's motionless body to the sidewalk in the aftermath
An independent autopsy commissioned by his family concluded he died of a gunshot wound to the back of his neck, and body camera footage shows him lying on the ground and bleeding
Officers - including Privette, left - tried to administer aid to Randle as he lay motionless on the ground in the 8700 block of Josie Street
Police later found a handgun in a bag he was carrying - though it was closed at the time of the fatal shooting
Houston Police say the shooting occurred as they were trying to arrest Randle on three felony warrants for aggravated assault of a family member and evading arrest, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Randle was seen getting into the passenger seat of a silver SUV, and police followed the vehicle until the driver, identified as Elvin Robertson, 32, made an alleged traffic violation.
An officer reportedly tried to pull the vehicle over, but Robertson refused to stop for