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Phoenix Cop Shoots Unarmed Black Man During Struggle

TIME

Police in Phoenix, Ariz admitted an officer shot and killed an unarmed black man Tuesday evening during a struggle between the man and the officer, amid a backdrop of protests against similar incidents in Ferguson, Mo. and New York City.

On Wednesday, Phoenix police offered a detailed account about the interaction between Rumain Brisbon and the officer, a seven-year veteran who has not been identified, according to The Arizona Republic.

Police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump told reporters that the officer involved in Tuesday’s shooting approached an SUV on a suspected drug bust. The driver, Brisbon, exited the vehicle and appeared to remove something from the back seat, Crump said.

According to Crump’s account, the officer called on Brisbon to show his hands, but Brisbon kept his hands in his waistband. The officer then drew a weapon, and Brisbon ran, prompting a short chase that ended when the officer caught…

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