MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - The Midland Police Department has released video taken from the dashboard camera of one of the officer'sinvolved in Monday night's deadly shooting.
NewsWest9 has chosen not to release the full three minute video the police department provided. We will only be airing the events just before the shooting, and immediately after.
In a statement, the Midland Police Department said they released the video because they understand "the importance of community relations in regard to officer-involved shootings."
The released video shows Kheyanev Littledog, 19, on the right in a gray shirt, as well as an acquaintance of his in a blue shirt.
The acquaintance was not found to have committed any crime and was released from the scene.
Back on Monday night, officers were called out to the intersection of Terrell St. and Industrial Ave.in Midland in reference to a check person.
That's when, police said, they saw Littledog, 19, with a handgun in his waistband.
Police said the footage and witness statements during the investigation revealed that Littledog was reaching for the gun when he was shot by two officers.
Littledog was taken to the hospital where he later died.
We're told that Littledog was also in possession of a second firearm in his backpack at the time of the shooting and he wasn't licensed to carry a firearm.