Shocking bystander footage captured the moment California cops fired a barrage of bullets at a car full of people, killing a black father-of-three.
Diante Yarber, 26, was waiting in the car after driving his cousin and friends to a local Walmart on April 5, when police reportedly acting on a ‘call of a suspicious vehicle’ attempted to stop him.
San Bernardino county sheriff’s department say Yarber had tried to avoid police and had ‘accelerated’ towards officers which is when they opened fire at the car full of passengers, killing Yarber, seriously injuring a female passenger, 23, and causing a minor injury to another passenger.
Video, shot by a witness on their cellphone, captured the screams of shoppers as officers opened fire on the car. The footage appeared to show Yarber’s black Mustang slowly reversing while gunfire rang out across the parking lot.
Attorneys for Yarber’s family estimate that around 30 bullets were fired at the unarmed motorist.
But while police claim Yarber drove at officers in what they describe as an ‘assault’ on an officer, Dale Galipo, an attorney representing the 23-year-old injured female passenger, said the investigation into the shooting showed that no cops had been in the path of the car.