New video of CSU officer-involved shooting released

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COLUMBUS, Ga.- Tonight we begin with a story about an officer-involved shooting that happened on CSU’s campus back

In 2014. News 3 received hundreds of documents from the District Attorney’s Office regarding the shooting death of Zikarious Flint.

The D.A. provided six videos of the dramatic chase from that Sunday afternoon.

Around 2:30 on March 30th of 2014 Corporal William Pack with the CSU Police responded to a report of a man with a gun.

According to the documents, Joseph Irizarry a student at the time- says he saw an unknown black man, wearing a black hat, black hoody, and jeans with a handgun.

According to the documents provided by the D.A. when Corporal Pack arrived to the scene he found a man matching that description.

It was later determined the man was Zikarious Flint who was not a CSU student.

According to Corporal Pack’s statement, he approached Flint who was with a group.

He says he noticed Flint had what appeared to be the bottom of a glock type pistol- sticking out of his pocket.

According to Corporal Pack’s statement he drew his gun and ordered everyone in the group to take their hands out of their pockets.

Everyone reportedly did so except Flint.

Moments later Flint took off.

Corporal Pack called for backup and CSU Sergeant Ben Scott responded.

We uncovered in the documents that show at some point Corporal Pack tried to tase flint but he was too far away.

Moments after that, Sergeant Scott hit flint with his patrol car in an effort to stop him from running.

Flint reportedly got back up and started running.

Around 2:40 Flint made it to the intramural fields on campus, where several students were playing.

According to the statements provided, when Sergeant Scott made contact with Flint, Flint reportedly pulled out a gun.

That’s when Sergeant Scott fired twice at Flint.

According to seven witness statements, Flint was seen running, holding something in his front hoodie pocket.

Last December, A Grand Jury recommended that the D.A.’S Office not pursue the case any further.

But the family’s attorney, Katonga Wright, says it’s not over yet.

They now have a civil case pending in federal court.

“Judge Land, who is presiding over the case released everyone except Officer Scott in his individual capacity. So we’ll be proceeding against the officer and right now we’re proceeding to go in to discovery and we’ll be looking to get the information that we need to move forward,” says Wright.

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