published: 3 June 2015
Dillon Taylor, age 20 and engaged to the expectant mother of his first child, was killed in a police shooting on August 11 of last year, in Salt Lake City, Utah — as he was doing nothing more than walking out of a 7-11 convenience store.
The shooting was ruled “justified” by the Salt Lake district attorney. But Taylor’s brother, Jerrail Pete Taylor, who was with him at the time of the fatal shooting, claimed at the time that Dillon did not have any idea of the grave situation that he was in, because he was wearing headphones and could not hear the officer’s commands.
Salt Lake City Officer Bron Cruz, who shot and killed Taylor, wore a body camera during the incident and last year, only a short portion of the unsettling video was made public. But now, 10 months after Taylor was killed by Cruz, the entire video has come out, and it clearly shows headphones in Taylor’s ears when he died.