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Lyndo Jones was begging, “No, no, don’t shoot,” right before a Mesquite, Texas police officer who mistook him for a burglar shot him twice in the back, body camera footage played Tuesday during the former cop’s trial showed.

“If you get up, I will shoot you again,” Derick Wiley yells at Jones after the shooting, while the wounded man lies bleeding on the ground.

Wiley responded to a suspicious person call Nov. 8, 2017, in the parking lot of a business. The business owner called police after seeing Jones sitting in his pickup truck, reports NBC 5.

The truck’s alarm was reportedly going on and off, and Jones had difficulty silencing it.

“There’s a gentleman in our parking lot that doesn’t belong here,” the man told a 911 operator. The 911 call was played for jurors on Tuesday.

Wiley and another officer were dispatched to the call, but Wiley allegedly radioed dispatchers that he would respond alone. He later told investigators that he believed another officer was going to respond to the parking lot as his backup, reports NBC 5.

“Lyndo was shot, basically almost killed, for being in his own vehicle,” civil attorney Daryl Washington told Dallas News.

The body-cam footage shows Wiley pointing his gun at the truck and shouting at Jones, who was sitting in the driver’s seat.

“Put your hands up or I will [expletive] shoot you,” Wiley yells at Jones.

Jones gets out of the truck and then Wiley tells him to get on the ground. Jones, who was shirtless, said he doesn’t want to get down because the ground was wet but he gets down after Wiley orders him to again.

“Stay on the ground before I [expletive] shoot you,” Wiley yells.

“Yes, sir, I’m on the ground,” Jones says.

Wiley puts a knee into Jones’ back and starts to pull the man’s hands behind his back. Wiley then uses his knee to put pressure on Jones’ neck.

“What are you doing?” Jones asks.

Jones then rolls overs and starts to get up, yelling at Wiley, ” Get off me, bro.”

Jones’ hands are up with his palms facing Wiley when he begs the officer not to shoot. He then turns to start running away. That’s when Wiley shoots him twice in the back.

According to NBC 5, Wiley has been charged with aggravated assault by a public agent.

(Photo credit: AP)

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6 thoughts on “Trial Begins For Cop Who Shot Unarmed Man He Mistook For A Burglar [Video]

  1. Excuse me!! This has been going on for decades. The only thing different now than back then is that we have phones with cameras and video capability. Oh and do not forget we have the internet so it can get posted for the world to see your actions and how you treat people. So do not pretend like you are brand new to the mistreatment or murders of people of color.

  2. I would highly encourage people to do a couple of things in their community. #1 volunteer to ride with a policeman in a black high crime area for one night. #2 volunteer for a couple hours a week in a black low performing school. Go into both with an open mind, if you do you will realize a lot of information we are fed through our media sources and these so called black leaders about how we are being held down by the whiteman is a bunch of bull&@@$.

  3. It’s ridiculous how website like this and the mainstream media always focus on the less than 1% stupid police officers, always painting stories on how the popo are terrorizing black folks. I hope the editors and writers understand the only folks they are hurting are the black folks who live in high crime areas. As the media continue to build distrust between the black community and the popo, the popo will just look the other way when they see crime happen, when you dial 911 because you are a victim of a crime, the Popo will just take their time to respond. Constantly demonizing the police is not the way to do it.

    • Where do you get less than 1%? This didnt just START happening! This has been happening for decades upon decades! Its reported because cops are getting away with killing unarmed ppl, mainly black ppl. But you want comfortable silence. If good cops aren’t doing anything about bad cops then they contribute to the murders. “Snitches get stitches” with cops shouldn’t fair well. This is a real issue that requires attention and resolution by any means necessary.

    • Tyler Jones on said:

      @ The 1

      We’ve never trusted the police. And these incidents which have been going on forever have only gotten media attention in recent years. So this is only NEWS to you.

    • Shinmigami on said:

      And what does volunteering or helping the police have anything to do with it. They still have a job to do and it is not to shot innocent people. If they can’t handle it then get another profession. I understand that, you may not get enough information, or you go into a situation with a lot of unknowns… well guess what? that is the job. Most of us who work in upper management situations or in different fields go into jobs unknown and we have to make decisions. Sure it is not easy, but nothing is easy. That doesn’t give someone an excuse. You have this man shot in his own truck… when it took 2 things to defuse the situation. 1) Police officer looks at the trucks license plate. 2) Police officer ask for the person’s personal information. ID matches the license. Okay go about your business. Guess what? no one is shot. Instead you have someone pulling a gun on another person, asking them to get out of the vehicle and shooting them.

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