A video making the rounds on social media captured the terrifying moment numerous cops drew guns on a young Black man and his 90-year-old grandmother.
The young Black man was visibly scared as several Texas cops pulled guns on him and repeatedly screamed, “Show me your hands” even though he was already showing them his hands.
The incident happened on May 16 in Midland, Texas, is going viral now following the sad event of George Floyd’s death after a cop knelt on his neck for almost 9 minutes in Minneapolis.
The young man’s name is Tye Anders and the video shows him get out of his car after pulling into his driveway. He immediately puts his hands up and begins repeatedly asking the police why they stopped him. They told him he ran a stop sign and started shouting for him to put his hands up though his hands were up already.
At some point, Tye’s family and neighbors are heard telling the cops that their actions are making Tye scared for his life.
“I’m scared,” Tye screamed as the cops aimed at him as though he had committed a major crime.
Tye even dropped to his knees and laid on his stomach with his hands out yet the cops kept screaming orders at him, making him panic and cry in fear.
His 90-year-old grandmother later comes out and tries to protect her grandson.
Tye was ultimately arrested for evading arrest, however, the video evidence has sparked controversy in Midland and officials held a town hall meeting on Thursday, May 28, to address it.
Watch the video below.