North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department recently released body camera footage showing the fatal encounter between two officers and 27-year-old Danquirs Napoleon Franklin, who was carrying a firearm near a local fast food restaurant.
The deadly incident occurred on March 25, and the footage was released on Monday after the department was ordered to do so by Mecklenburg County Superior Judge Donnie Hoover.
Local media reports indicate that officers Wende Kerl and Larry Deal arrived on the scene shortly after dispatchers received two calls at around 9 a.m. local time about an individual who’d reportedly approached a Burger King employee and a customer with a firearm.
Video footage shows Kerl and Deal approaching Franklin, who at the time was squatting next to an open front passenger door of a Honda Accord that was parked outside the eatery. Inside the vehicle was a man who identified himself as the restaurant’s general manager.