The attorneys representing the Noble family spoke out Wednesday, after video showing the moments 19-year-old Dylan Noble was shot and killed, was released to the public.
The family and attorneys watched the video with Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer last week. Wednesday, Noble’s father Darren Noble, shared few words, as he stood alongside his attorney Warren Paboojian.
“They executed him,” Mr. Noble said. “There was no reason for them to even have guns drawn down on them for a traffic stop.”
Mr. Noble watched the graphic video for the second time Wednesday with Paboojian.
“We’ve seen it now a second time, and we’re still shocked as to what we’ve seen,” Paboojian said.
Paboojian admits Noble did not follow officers commands, but questions why the third and fourth shots were fired. He suggested Noble may have been under the influence.
“They were telling a young boy, who may have been under the influence of some alcohol, to do a bunch of commands for a routine traffic stop,” Paboojian said.
A similar message from Stuart Chandler, the attorney representing Noble’s mother.
“Those final two shots, you can’t describe it in words, revolting is an inappropriate term, it goes beyond that,” Chandler told us over the phone.
Both attorneys question why other resources were not used before firearms, including a K9 that was with the officers.
The video shows the officers asking Noble to show his hands repeatedly. At Police Headquarters Wednesday, Chief Dyer freezes the video, pointing out a moment where Noble walked away from the officers.
“You’ll see right there, both hands go to the front towards the waistband area,” Chief Dyer shows.
The video answers some questions and raises others. But as the investigation continues, Paboojian sends one message to the community on behalf of the family.
“We have one thing in common with the police department right now, is we don’t want any more violence or any threats to police officers or anyone else,” Paboojian said.
Paboojian plans to file a wrongful death claim against the city Thursday morning. Noble’s mother filed a claim Tuesday.