Bodycam footage of Texas man shot 16 times by troopers last summer

Authorities release bodycam footage of a Texas man that was shot 16 times by two troopers last summer.

Videos released by the Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday show that a 27-year-old man shot by two troopers after a traffic stop last summer was holding a gun.

The footage comes from the body camera and dashboard camera of two troopers who stopped Schaston Hodge on Aug. 17, 2019, in South Dallas. They began pursuing him after he failed to signal a left turn and led the troopers on a brief chase.

The pursuit ended when troopers followed him into his grandmother’s driveway, and the situation escalated quickly. As Hodge gets out of his car, he is seen holding a gun. At that point, shots are fired and he falls.

The DPS troopers involved were identified as Joshua Engleman and Robert Litvin. Both were placed on paid leave following the shooting. In November, a grand jury declined to indict them. It is unclear whether they have returned to work.

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