BART chief: Gun visible in new video showing deadly Oakland shooting

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Video has been released by BART officials that begins with gunfire and chaos. A BART officer nearby begins running as he tries to find the scene of the shooting. (KGO-TV)

Video has been released by BART officials that begins with gunfire and chaos. A BART officer nearby begins running as he tries to find the scene of a Jan. 3 shooting near the West Oakland station.

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"Hands up, hands up, hands up," he repeatedly screams to the men.

In the video below, you can see they continue to struggle on the ground.

Then, you see the officer open fire.

BART then highlights what appears to be a gun between the two suspects just inches from where Sahleem Tindle was shot and killed.

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Twenty-eight-year-old Sahleem Tindle was killed near the West Oakland BART station last month. Video shows the incident.



Tindle's family is suing BART claiming that the officer shot Tindle in the back before clearly seeing whether he was armed.

ABC7 News has reached out to the family for reaction but have not yet heard back.

At a press conference Wednesday afternoon, BART Police Chief Carlos Rojas shared stills from the bodycam video, saying they indicated that two men were struggling over a handgun at the scene.

"Based on the video, I believe that he (Tindle) was holding the gun at the time he was shot," Rojas told reporters. "It's a very challenging situation."

Oakland police are investigating and released this statement: "The Oakland Police Department is only involved in the Criminal Investigation, however, the Alameda County District Attorney's office conducts a separate/independent investigation. The investigation is still active and ongoing, therefore we will not be releasing additional information at this time, this includes video footage."
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