Teenager’s death in Texas police custody sparked protests after video surfaced of officer killing his own son

A teenager was fatally shot by a Texas police officer during a traffic stop on Friday.

The video, obtained by WFAA-TV, shows a white male officer driving his unmarked vehicle in an intersection with a group of young men, and one of them approaches the officer, saying: ‘Stop, I’m going to hurt you.’

The officer then pulls out a gun and fires a shot, striking the teenager in the head.

His body is then slumped against the concrete barrier outside the intersection.

Police have not identified the suspect.

According to police, the officer pulled over an individual who was driving a black Toyota Camry with Texas plates, and the officer said he thought he saw the suspect get out of the car.

The officer then pulled out his gun and shot the teen, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

The teen, identified as 19-year-old Brandon Smith, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have not said how Smith was shot.

Smith was in the midst of an arrest when the shooting occurred.

According to the Statesman, the teen was involved in a fight with another teen at the intersection and that fight spilled into the road, leading to an argument between the two teens.

Smith allegedly struck a tree that led to the officer firing the shot, the Statesmen reported.