Montana Cop’s Reaction to Shooting Unarmed Suspect, VIDEO

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April 14, 2014, Billings, Montana. Five year police veteran Grant Morrison shot and fatally wounded 38 year-old Richard Ramirez. The suspect was on methamphetamine in a high crime area of the city. After a 30 second encounter with Morrison, Ramirez reached toward his waist band. Officer Morrison assumed he was reaching for a gun and shot.

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Four minutes in, this video captures the moments just after the shooting where Morrison reacts to the events by sobbing. He repeats, “I thought he was gonna pull a gun on me” as other officers attempt to console him. One states, “Maybe he was, maybe he was.” Another can be heard saying, “Jesus, Grant. You survived.”

This week a jury of seven deliberated for roughly an hour before clearing Morrison of any misconduct.

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In other news, no riots erupted, the city of Billings is not burning to the ground, and the Latino community is not demanding Officer Morrison’s job.

H/T: The Blaze

Written by Holly Rennels

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