Body cam video from NC ‘accidental’ officer-involved shooting released

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GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) — Body camera footage from a Gaston County officer-involved shooting that happened in early July and was deemed accidental by the District Attorney’s Office was released Friday.

The shooting happened on July 8 on the 400 block of S. Gray Street. Officials said at the time officers were responding to a noise complaint and were looking for Jarvis Lynn – who they said had a pistol – in the area.

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According to the DA’s Office, Officer Stephen Whisnant called out to Lynn but he ran from the officer toward the back of the house and then inside. Officer Whisnant followed Lynn and saw him go in to the home.

Just before going into the home, the DA’s release stated body camera footage shows Lynn pause at the door “with his hands in the front of his pants and [he] appears to be holding something.”

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