>> Florida law enforcement launching an investigation Thursday into the police shooting of an unarmed black therapist caught on video. Cell phone footage from the shooting, which took place on Monday, captures the exchange between Charles Kinsey and North Miami Police moments before Kinsey is shot. In the video Kinsey is seen explaining to police that the man next to him with a white toy truck in his hand is an autistic man he cares for who ran away from a nearby group home.
Officers were dispatched to the scene after reports of an armed male suspect threatening suicide. At some point, an officer discharges his weapon, striking Kinsey three times in the leg. Speaking from his hospital bed, Kinsey gave his account of what happened next.>> They cuffed my hands, and they flipped me over and I'm laying on the concrete like this right here, I'm bleeding.
>> Reuters editor Colleen Jenkins.>> Officials are providing very few details about the shooting. The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave and is not being identified. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has taken over the investigation but would not answer any questions on Thursday.
The police chief did say that no gun was recovered from the scene.>> Advocates for Criminal Justice Reform and members of the Black Lives Matter movement, seizing on the story as the latest example of police brutality against unarmed African-Americans.>> Because I'm looking, that as long as I've got my hands up they're not gonna shoot me, this is what I'm thinking.
They're not gonna shoot me, wow, was I wrong.>> The raised hands and the seeming lack of reason for lethal force, reminders of other incidences that sparked outrage and protests across the country. In this case, the victim survived.