Police officer breaks down crying after killing unarmed man (video)By Mason White 9:04 AM January 13, 2015
|Grant Morrison crying|
By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) Police released a video showing an officer breaking down crying after shooting a man.
Officer Grant Morrison of Billings, Montana, was distraught after killing an unarmed suspect during a traffic stop.
Morrison shot and killed 38-year-old Richard Ramirez, after he was wanted in connection with a recent shooting involving drugs and seemed to reach for something while sitting in his car.
The suspect, a meth addict, repeatedly raised his hands before the officer shot him three times, according to video that was released this week.
After Morrison killed Ramirez and learned that he was unarmed, he was seen on video walking away from the crime scene. He then began crying while another officer held his arms while trying to comfort him.
In the video of a police car dashcam, Morrison was heard shouting “hands up” at least six times before firing three shots into the vehicle in quick succession.
The other passengers in the car were heard telling the officer that Ramirez was tired. That did not stop the officer from ordering him to follow instructions.
After watching the video of the officer shooting the unarmed man and how he broke down crying afterward, the jury ruled that officer Morrison was justified in pulling the trigger.
An autopsy showed that Ramirez was hit by a bullet in his chest, which punctured his lung. A toxicology report showed that he had methamphetamine in his system at the time of his death, officials said.
Morrison is still an active duty officer.