Ben Crump said the bodycam confirms “a defenseless man was shot in the back when he had not disobeyed a single lawful command and posed no threat to the officer.”
nvestigators said Feast had been a person of interest in an ongoing investigation into recent shootings in La Marque. Feast also had two outstanding felony warrants, including felon in possession of a firearm and felony evading arrest.
La Marque police say on the evening of Dec. 9, surveillance identified a man believed to be Feast near a home on Pirtle Street.
Santos was dispatched to positively identify Feast and arrest him on the outstanding warrants, according to LMPD.
When Santos arrived, he saw someone he believed to be Feast leaning into the passenger side of a vehicle.
Bodycam footage shows Santos quickly exit his vehicle, pull out his gun and fire at Feast as he appears to be running away.
“At the time the round was fired, Feast was positioned with his right back side toward Officer Santos,” LMPD said in a statement.
The first 30 seconds of the video have no sound because “when Axon cameras are turned on, the system goes into buffering mode for 30 seconds,” city officials explained.
But investigators said Santos called out to Feast, which we don’t hear due to the buffering mode, and observed he had a weapon before firing one shot at him.
City officials claim that almost immediately following the shot, the handgun that Feast was holding fell to the ground.
You can see something fall to the ground at about 30 seconds into the video.
Bodycam footage then shows Feast running to a home in the 1000 block of Pirtle and collapsing in the driveway.
Feast could be heard on camera moaning as Officer Santos called for more units.
“Show me your hands, show me your hands, show me your hands,” Santos screamed as he walked toward Feast, who was lying on the ground.
Santos asks for medics and tells dispatch to ask the first units on scene to recover the gun Feast dropped in the middle of the street.