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Video taken by a bystander in Pinal County, Arizona confirms that a man killed by police had his back turned and hands in the air when he was shot.

Police claim they killed Manuel Longoria after he turned to reach for a weapon. Moments before, he had led police on a 40-minute chase in Eloy and stopped only after sheriff’s deputies crippled the stolen Toyota Corolla with a tire-popping device.

According to Live Leak:

Witnesses said that Longoria told police after he got out of the car, surrounded, that he wouldn’t be taken alive. Police fired Tasers and beanbags at him before he turned around.

The video shows him with his hands above his head. One second later, a sheriff’s deputy fired two shots into him, killing him.

After an investigation, no weapon was found. Eventually, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office found the officer’s use of lethal force justified. The officer returned to duty a week later.

Take a look above to see for yourself if the officer was justified in the shooting.

SOURCE: Live Leak