Yale Police shooting – moment police open fire on unarmed black couple sitting in car singing along to R&B

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PROTESTERS have taken to the streets after police officers opened fire on a man and a woman in their car as they sang love songs to each other.  

CCTV footage has emerged showing a cop car pulling up behind the couple before one of the officers gets out and begins shooting.

Footage showing an officer jump out of his vehicle and start shooting
Footage showing an officer jump out of his vehicle and draw his gun before firing numerous times
Stephanie Washington was hit as bullets flew around her
Stephanie Washington was hit as bullets flew around her
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Paul Witherspoon III had been singing with his girlfriend when they were shot at
Paul Witherspoon III had been singing  ‘Nothing In This World’, by R&B singer Avant and Keke Wyatt, with his girlfriend when they were shot at
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During the shooting a mile away from Yale University, in New Haven, Connecticut, Stephanie Washington, 22, was shot in the face.

Boyfriend Paul Witherspoon III, 21 escaped unharmed but was taken to the Hamden Police Hospital.

It turned out police believed the couple’s car had been involved in an armed robbery at a petrol station at about 4am, CBS News reports.

Since the shooting on April 16, Black Lives Matter and Yale University students have been demonstrating.

They are calling for police accountability after it emerged the couple were not just mistakenly identified but also unarmed.


Resident Kevin Walter, told CNN affiliate WTNH: “Everyone is not a suspect. And that’s how people feel.

“We just want the police, we want the chiefs, we want the elected officials to understand that and hear what the community is saying.

“We just want accountability.”

The officers involved, Terrance Pollock, who is a 16-year veteran of the department and Devin Eaton, have been placed on leave pending an inquiry.  

Once the officer opened fire he then ran from the scene
Once the officer opened fire he then ran for cover
The scene of the shooting near Yale in a leafy suburb
The scene of the shooting near Yale in a leafy suburb
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