Vigil for teen killed in officer-involved shooting turns into protest

Monday, June 27, 2016
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Friends and family of Dylan Noble, 19, came to the scene of an officer-involved shooting that's still under investigation. Tensions ran high with police for over half an hour before quieting down peacefully.

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A vigil quickly turned into chaos Sunday night as people gathered in east-central Fresno to remember the 19-year-old man killed during an officer-involved shooting.

The shooting happened Saturday at a Chevron on Shields and Armstrong Avenues.

Family members identified the man as 19-year-old Dylan Noble.

Noble was killed after police tried to pull him over for driving erratically. When Noble stopped, police say he refused to show his hands and stepped out of the car running towards them.

Friends and family came to the area Saturday for a vigil, but after about hour friends of Noble took to the streets setting off fireworks, doing donuts, and, at one point, standing in the middle of the road blocking traffic.

Because of the disturbance, police came out to get things under control but those mourning the loss of Noble stood in the middle road for about 30 minutes.

Police gave directives over the PA, asking them to move to the sidewalk.

The situation eventually deescalated peacefully after a man went to the police side and addressed the crowd with the police PA system.

The officer-involved shooting is currently under investigation.