WATCH: Man Shot by Police on Facebook Live in Vineland

A man was shot on Facebook Live by police in Vineland, New Jersey, on July 14. The shooting was recorded by multiple witnesses. The actual shooting was recorded by Facebook user Ryonna Maven and can be viewed here. The video contains extremely graphic violence and language. In the moments after the gunfire can be heard, Mariee says that a police dog began chewing on the man’s face.

The moments before the shooting were captured in the video above. The clip shows a man walking back and forth in front of the police, who have their weapons drawn. Speaking to the Press of Atlantic City, Ryonna Maven said, “Usually, nowadays, the cops get away with things, and that’s not right… If he had a gun, it would have been different. He didn’t have no gun… Seeing somebody about to get shot, that’s scary. But people need to see.” Maven referred to the man as being Hispanic and being between 28 and 29 years old. Maven says in the video that she believed the man had been shot dead.

The aftermath of the shooting was captured here:

Witnesses can be heard yelling at the police, saying the victim was only armed with a water bottle. Officers can be heard saying that the man said he was armed with a bomb.

The Daily Journal reports that the incident is being investigated by the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office. At the time of writing, the office has not made an official statement on the shooting. The Journal reports that the shooting took place near Wood Street and the Boulevard, one block from the Vineland Police Department HQ. In 2017, the Daily Journal reported a study that showed 79 percent of all of the fatal officer-involved shootings in New Jersey involved a person who had attacked officers.

Activist and journalist Shaun King has tweeted about the incident saying that the man had been killed in the shooting. A woman, Cyndi Rodriguez, who lives close to where the shooting took place told the Press of Atlantic City that she saw the man pacing around near her home and yelling about how he was not going to turn himself in. Rodriguez said, “The thing is, the cops kept saying, ‘Don’t get close,’ Next thing you know, he came toward the cops and the cops started shooting him.”

The last police shooting involving the Vineland Police Department was when Richard Bard, 31, was shot dead by officers. That shooting was deemed legally justified by prosecutors.

14 Comments

14 Comments

Anonymous

Do you know why black men get shot by the police so often? It’s because the police yell “get down” and they start dancing… like this fool.

James Hughes Jr of Kirkersville

You know what’s even funnier? Weak cumskins who overdose on heroin. Is it because their trusted male figure tried to loosen up their balloon knots when they were kiddos? Maybe the girls have to swallow some jizz for that final fix.

Actually, that’s not as funny as your dry peen from your cave beasts choosing to fornicate with underaged kids and doggos. Isn’t that right, you little cave monkey? Gonna take a break from Heavy and look up some naked 5-year-old, incel?

Anonymous

You two cumskins took a break from kiddie porn to post that? No wonder why your cave women would rather suck a hairless chub than yours.

Anonymous

Sit in the back of the bus
Speak only when spoken to
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