Officer Wende Kerl shot and killed Danquirs Napoleon Franklin at a Burger King, police say Franklin was armed with a gun at the time of the shooting and refused to drop it when commanded to do so by police.
Police video released Monday shows an officer in Charlotte, North Carolina, fatally shooting a man who was armed but didn’t point his weapon at authorities.
The body camera footage shows two officers approaching the 27-year-old outside a Burger King on March 25 after witnesses called 911 to report a man with a gun acting in a threatening manner.
The police video shows officers repeatedly yelling for Franklin, who is black, to put his gun down. He’s seen squatting by the open door of a car, facing someone in the passenger seat.
“Sir, put the gun down,” says the officer wearing the body camera. “Drop the gun!”