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Video, Audio Released in Fatal Police-Involved Shooting in Boston

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    Video, Audio Released in Fatal Police-Involved Shooting in Boston

    (Published Monday, Feb. 29, 2016)

    Authorities have released video and audio from a fatal police-involved shooting in Boston earlier in February.

    Suffolk County District Attorney's office said family members of 29-year-old Peter Fanfan have already reviewed the recordings and asked for it be withheld from the public until after his funeral, which was held over the weekend.

    The audio and video released Monday of the fatal Feb. 12 shooting are some of the evidence police have gathered in the case, D.A. Dan Conley said in a statement.

    Video shows Fanfan, who was with a man walking with an apparent limp, appearing to raise his hand toward an officer who emerged from an unmarked police cruiser while backing away. As the officer ducked behind his cruiser to activate his radio, the man with an apparent limp falls, and video shows the officer appearing to unholster his gun. Video also shows that after the officer raised his hands toward Fanfan and came around the rear of his cruiser, Fanfan was moving around another vehicle that starts to move in reverse; afterwards, Fanfan can be seen lying in the street.

    Audio recording from the same shooting reveals the first responding officer, who has not been identified, shouting, "Drop the [expletive] gun," moments before telling Boston police dispatch that there were "shots fired" and that "we got a suspect down."

    The investigation into Fanfan's death is still ongoing. 

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