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Officials Seek Video Of Police Killing Man

Posted at 5:32 PM, Dec 13, 2015

Authorities said they’re seeking video footage of Chattanooga police fatally shooting a man they said threatened a child and an officer who tried to help.

Police said officers found Javario Eagle armed and with the child about noon Saturday. Police said Eagle entered and exited a house multiple times, refusing to follow officers' directions. They said that at one point, he exited holding the child and brandishing a knife and firearm.

Police said the child escaped and was rescued by an officer. Police then opened fire after they said Eagle "moved aggressively" toward the officer and child, brandishing the weapons.

The police statement seeking video doesn't specify what kind of footage authorities want.

When asked whether seeking video was standard, police Chief Fred Fletcher told the Chattanooga Times Free Press “it will become common procedure" if it hasn't been.