Video of fatal Norfolk police shooting released

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WAVY-TV

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Newly released surveillance video shows Joshua “Omar” Johnson look over his shoulder and back his car up as an officer follows with his gun drawn. This is one of the last moments of Johnson’s life – just before the Norfolk police officer shot and killed the 22-year-old at a local bank last year.

Police said that day in May 2013 Johnson tried to cash a stolen check at the drive-through of a Wells Fargo in Ghent and then backed his car into a police officer. An officer fired his weapon at Johnson’s car as he left the drive-through, according to police documents. Thirteen shots were fired into Johnson’s car.

“I do believe in my heart that Joshua Johnson didn’t realize until the officer behind Williams slammed his hands down on the trunk that there was an officer behind there who was in danger,” said John…

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