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Video shows sheriff's deputy shooting partner before handcuffed suspect is shot dead

Noel Aguilar can be heard screaming “I’m dying.”


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VIDEO HAS EMERGED of a Los Angeles county sheriff’s deputy shooting a suspect after shooting his own partner.

The video, which was shot by a witness to the 2014 shooting dead of Noel Aguilar, emerged in the last week.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials had originally claimed that one of the officers had been shot by Aguilar, causing his partner to open fire on the man who was on the ground at the time.

However, a week after the shooting, they said that the shot had come from the officer’s gun.

Aguilar had been stopped by the deputies for wearing headphones while cycling before attempting to flee on foot. He was caught by the officers, Albert Murad and Jose Ruiz.

While being handcuffed, Aguilar struggles free, attempting to hold onto a nearby fence.

Shortly after, Murad is shot.


The officers demand to know where Aguilar’s gun is, but he responds “I didn’t shoot nobody”.

Ruiz then shoots Aguilar in the stomach before Murad fires three shots at him. The officers then discuss Aguilar attempting to grab their weapons.

Aguilar can later be heard screaming “I’m dying.”

The LA Times reported in 2014 that Aguilar’s gun was recovered from the scene.

Aguilar’s family wants authorities to launch an investigation.

Angel Carrazco, an attorney representing Aguilar’s mother and child told OC Weekly that the case was murder.

“The first shot is not justified because the victim is very vulnerable, he’s on his side.

“The other three shots from the back, every single one of those is unjustified. For me, it seems like it’s murder.”

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