Police officers drew their guns at a 21-year-old black male for failing to stop after he ran a stop sign in Texas.
Several police officers pulled their guns and repeatedly screamed, “Show me your hands” at the black male even though he was clearly already showing them in the video which is fast going viral on social media.
NewsWest 9 reports that a video shared online shows 21-year-old Tye Anders being confronted by police officers who had their guns drawn on him as he laid on the ground. Anders can be heard frantically expressing to officers that he’s afraid that they are going to shoot him, and several witnesses, including family members, can be heard expressing the same concern.
Later, in the video, Anders’ 90-year-old grandmother walks towards Anders and then falls on top of him as officers move to handcuff him. All of this apparently started over Anders running a stop sign.
Anders yelps in distress when the Police orders him to stand up and walk towards them.
‘Put the guns down I’m scared, I’m scared,’ he’s heard yelling in the viral clip.
A woman filming the scene screams at the officers;
‘He’s scared, Y’all have guns on him. He’s black. Do y’all not see how many black people are getting shot? He’s only 21, of course he’s scared.’
According to the Midland Police Department, officers attempted to pull Anders over after he drove through the stop sign. Instead of pulling over immediately, Anders continued driving until he got to his grandmother’s residence, at which point the officers, with their guns drawn, ordered Anderson to exit his car, which they said he initially refused to do.
“Upon exiting the vehicle, officers advised the subject to walk towards them to be detained, the subject then stopped and laid on the ground,” MPD said. Anders was arrested for evading police and has since been released from jail on bond.
Watch video below.
Terrifying moments for a young Black man and his family in Texas, as numerous cops point guns on him and then assault his 90-year-old grandmother.
His alleged offense: rolling through a stop sign. pic.twitter.com/WdxwFeX1y0
— redfish (@redfishstream) May 27, 2020