Records show man had hands up when shot by Fairfax police

Newly released investigative records show a man who was fatally shot by a Fairfax County police officer in the doorway of his home in 2013 had his hands up and was unarmed.

Fairfax County released more than 11,000 pages of documents on the shooting Friday night under court order. The records reveal John Greer told police that he didn't want anyone to be shot and that he didn't want to die.

According to the records, one officer was trying to ease Greer through the standoff when Officer Adam D. Torres shot and killed Greer from 17 feet away.

Torres told investigators he saw Greer move his hands to his waist and thought he might be reaching for a weapon. But three other officers and a lieutenant contradicted that account.

AP-WF-01-31-15 1635GMT

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