Parents of teen shot by Fresno Police having hard time processing sons death

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Dylan Noble's parents have remained firm in their belief their son was unjustly killed. (KFSN)

Since the body cam video of Dylan Noble's shooting was released there has been a lot of scrutiny over who was at fault. Noble's parents have remained firm in their belief their son was unjustly killed.

Nearly three weeks after her son was shot and killed by Fresno Police officers Veronica Nelson is still processing the loss.

"My son was pulled over and two minutes later, he was assassinated, on the ground. Had already been shot several times."

It's a tough video to sit through and watch. One that Dylan's stepfather, Jason Nelson said, will forever taint his view of police.

"Because of what I saw. I'm scared for our kids, I'm scared for our older adults. I'm just scared for the population."

Dylan's parents said their son wasn't dangerous. They said officers knew that too, because they ran his plates before pulling him over.

"It came back clear. It came back he was a 19-year-old kid with no record. So it makes no sense for them to come at him so aggressively," said Veronica.

In the body camera video, you can hear police debating other options. You can also see Dylan not complying with their commands.

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said it was when Dylan walked within 15 feet of officers they decided to shoot.

"He made a comment that he effing hated his life. And that was at a time when his right hand was still behind his back," said Dyer.

"At one point in time, they could've handcuffed him. They coulda tasered him. There was a K-9 there. How come they didn't stick the dog on him," said Jason.

The Police Chief has promised a fair investigation.

The family has also filed two separate wrongful death claims.

Whatever the verdict in these cases the family said some feelings will never change

"I'm gonna be afraid that I'm gonna get murdered. I'm gonna put my hand up, out the window. And if I don't do that, I'm gonna open up my door and I'm gonna lay on the ground," said Jason.
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