Texas DPS Releases Footage of Troopers Fatally Shooting Armed Man After Traffic Stop

Schaston Hodge was shot and killed by DPS troopers on Aug. 17

Texas Department of Public Safety

Videos released by the Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday show that a 27-year-old man shot by two troopers after a traffic stop last summer was holding a gun.

The footage comes from the body camera and dashcam of two troopers who stopped Schaston Hodge on Aug. 17, 2019, in South Dallas. They began pursuing him after he failed to signal a left turn and led the troopers on a brief chase.

The pursuit ended when troopers followed him into his grandmother’s driveway, and the situation escalated quickly. As Hodge gets out of his car, he is seen holding a gun. At that point, shots are fired and he falls.

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