WASHINGTON — A video released by District of Columbia police shows officers performing CPR on a motorcyclist who had been shot by an officer as a bystander screams in the background.
31-year-old Terrence Sterling was shot by an officer in the early morning of Sept. 11. Police say Sterling, who was black, was shot after he rammed the passenger-side door of a police car while trying to flee a traffic stop. His death has prompted some protests.
Police say the officer who shot Sterling was wearing a body camera, but he didn’t turn it on until after the shooting. Footage from the camera was released Tuesday. Sterling can be seen lying on the ground astride his motorcycle and bleeding heavily.
A clearly alarmed bystander can be heard shouting “Oh my God!”
Watch the video below. Warning: Contains graphic content.