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Protests erupted in Detroit on Friday after police shot and killed 20-year-old Hakeem Littleton earlier in the day. Within hours of the fatal shooting, rumors quickly circulated that Littleton was another victim of police brutality.

“We hear one thing from the police, and another thing from the community. The community told us that the police pulled up, told (him) to get on the ground. He put his hands up, and these mother f****** shot him in the back of the head,” Asar Amen-Ra, a man who described himself as Littleton’s uncle, told the Detroit Free Press.

However, Detroit Police Chief James Craig worked to quickly flip the narrative on its head, releasing officer dash camera and body camera footage within hours of the fatal shooting to dispel the rumors.

At a press conference, Craig explained that officers were attempting to arrest an unrelated man when Littleton told officers, “you are not going to take my man, in other words, take him into custody,” before pulling out a handgun and opening fire on officers.

Littleton fired two shots before officers returned fire. Craig said that Littleton managed to fire two more shots as he fell to the ground. In total, three officers fired just four shots, Craig said.

The police chief explained that video showed Littleton aimed for one officer’s head — but fortunately missed.

“He was using a .25 caliber blue steel automatic pistol. This comes from body cameras as well as an in dash camera from one of our scouts,” Craig said, Fox News reported. “There were eight shots fired in five seconds. Four fired by three officers, one officer fired two shots, and then four shots fired by the suspect.”

“As Littleton raised the gun in his left hand he was aiming at the head of the officer,” he explained.

No officers were injured in the shooting. However, the involved officers have been placed on administrative leave pending a complete investigation.

According to the Washington Post, Littleton was on probation for an unarmed robbery and a weapons charge.

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18 Comments
  • Art LaPella says:

    This is why murder is judged in court, not by a mob.

  • TRUMP 2020 says:

    Officer already had his pistol drawn.
    Shot that nigga square in the back.
    Atlanta the police reacted after nigga shot at the officer.
    Shot that nigga square in the back.
    Different reactions…interesting.

    Why do niggas think police can’t shoot if the niggas back is towards the officer as said nigga shoots.
    Niggas have so little value for life that they would even consider pulling a gun on an officer.
    If a nigga will pull a gun on an officer, said nigga would pull a gun on anyone at anytime.

    If you are innocent or smart, you surrender and start the legal defense process.
    And why will a nigga with covid-19 in the lungs, smoking cigarettes, middle age lung capacity, with handcuffs on, under the influence of meth and fentanyl, merely being arrested for passing a fake $20, FIGHT TO THE LAST BREATH LIKE HE IS GOING TO BE FILET AND THROWN IN A DEEP FRYER.
    And why do good niggas sympathize with bad niggas.
    White people grew up watching white police officers shooting white gangsters in the back fighting and fleeing and that was “the end” of the movie.
    No outrage, we knew that if you break the law, the law will come for you.

    You are underrest. Just shut up and go.
    the officer is not going to un-arrest you and let you go.
    One way or the other, you are going.
    If the police have to call the whole damn police station out, you are going but now with felony charges added.
    Plea your defense in court.
    Stupid Niggas. White people are paying gobs of money in taxes so you can have a legal courtroom defense.
    Notice 13% black population all in…but the 18% of Latinos are quiet and absent…because Latino’s don’t like niggas either.
    If the niggas would have listened to MLK and became Personally Responsible and Assimilated like MLK promised. Our 50 years of Advocacy would not have been in vain.

  • Adam Selene says:

    Play the “Thug Life” game and wonder why the LEO fired in self-defense ?? Go protest to the person or persons that tought this man he could do whatever he felt like !!

  • bobp says:

    One less worthless pavement ape in the world !

  • JACK Scarpon says:

    THANK GOD FOR BODY CAMS!!! BLM WILL BE FOUND GUILTY OF LYING OVER AND OVER!!

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