An emotional dash-cam video shows a distraught Billings, Mont., police officer sobbing and being consoled by his fellow officers after shooting and killing an unarmed man last April.
Officer Grant Morrison is seen in the video crying, with his face in his hands, and pounding his fist on the hood of a police cruiser saying he thought the man, Richard Ramirez, was armed.
“I thought he was going to pull a gun on me,” Morrison said in the video.
Morrison had pulled over the vehicle Ramirez was riding in after noticing it was swerving suspiciously. When he approached the vehicle from the passenger side, Morrison recognized the 38-year-old Ramirez as a suspect in an armed robbery and shooting that same month.
Morrison opened fire when Ramirez, who was reportedly high on meth, failed to comply with the officer’s orders.