Fresno Police Chief addresses death of officer-involved shooting suspect

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Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer revealed what he saw on two officers' body cameras on Monday. (KFSN)

Investigators continue to look into the officer-involved shooting of 19-year old Dylan Noble.

it happened Saturday night after police were responding to a call of a man with a rifle.

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer revealed what he saw on two officers' body cameras on Monday.

Dyer says it's possible that video could be released, but right now they're still looking for two witnesses to the shooting to help them complete their investigation.

Friends of Noble stopped by a memorial site at a Chevron gas station Monday, not far from where the teen was shot and killed by police two days before.

Dyer says Noble was shot a total of four times by two different officers.

"The officers repeatedly told him to show his hands, both hands, and then the individual rapidly walked towards the officers and pulled out his hands suddenly," Dyer said. "And that's when the officers fired."

Dyer says the tragic situation all started when the officers were called to the area for a report of a man with a rifle.

When they saw Noble speed off and drive erratically, they followed him and became even more suspicious when he wouldn't stop or listen to officers' commands.

Dyer says the officers felt their lives were at risk and shot Noble, killing him.

"We just don't have all the answers right now. We may never have all the answers, but we're going to do our very best to get as many answers as we can."

Noble's friend, Emily Orndoff, says answers are what his loved ones need right now.

Orndoff's fiance Robert Van Camp was shot and killed by Fresno County Sheriff's Deputies two years ago after investigators say he turned towards the officers with a handgun.

Their son was two months old at the time.

Orndoff hopes Noble's family gets the closure they need as she remembers the 19-year old as a fun-loving, cheerful person.

"I thought there's no way he did anything that would endanger somebody else," she said. "Not like he had a weapon or he was provoking someone or causing problems. I just knew there was no way it was anything like that."
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