Newly released footage has revealed the moment a man was shot dead during a police traffic stop in New Jersey on December 30, Sky news reports.
The footage, captured by a police dashboard camera, shows the deceased stepping out of his car with his hands raised as officers made a traffic stop in Bridgeton, New Jersey.
The situation became increasingly tense as one officer warns his partner that he has seen a gun in the glove compartment of the Jaguar car.
Officer Braheme Days repeatedly shouts at the passenger “show me your hands!” while warning him not to “reach for something” inside the vehicle.
He then appears to reach into the car and remove a gun, but the passenger, Jerame Reid, gets out of the vehicle and is shot several times.
The shooting has sparked protests in Bridgeton and comes after months of demonstrations over the killings of unarmed black men by white police officers in New York and Ferguson, Missouri.
In the footage, the officers pull over the Jaguar for going through a stop sign.
Officer Days steps back, pulls out his gun and tells the men inside the car to “show me your hands”.
One of the men then appears to reach inside the car and remove a handgun.
The driver, Leroy Tutt, can be seen holding his hands out of his open window.
Officer Days refers to Mr Reid by his first name and warns: “I’m going to shoot you! You’re going to be dead! If you reach for something, you’re going to be f****** dead!”
Mr Reid replies: “I ain’t got no reason to reach for nothing, bro. I ain’t got no reason to reach for nothing.”
Officer Days shouts at Mr Reid not to move, but the passenger door opens and he gets out of the car with his hands held at shoulder height. The officers then fire at least six shots.
Walter Hudson, chair and founder of the civil rights group the National Awareness Alliance, said: “The video speaks for itself that at no point was Jerame Reid a threat and he possessed no weapon on his person.
“He complied with the officer and the officer shot him.”