Video released shows North Carolina man shot by police had hands up, was not resisting arrest, or holding hostage

The man can be heard faintly shouting "I don't have a gun. I didn't have a gun" as police approach his front door.

A disabled man was shot multiple times by a North Carolina SWAT team despite being unarmed and obeying orders to put his hands up.

Surveillance footage from inside his trailer shows Jason Harley Kloepfer, 41, being shot by Cherokee County police who wrongfully believed that he was a gunman with a hostage, the Daily Mail reports.

Authorities received a call about gunfire in the area on December 12 around 11 pm. They suspected Kloepfer of being the alleged shooter and that he was holding a hostage.

Video footage from inside the trailer shows Kloepfer opening the door with his wife Alison Mahler behind him, with both of their hands raised. 

Moments later, Kloepfer collapsed to the floor as several rounds are fired at him. He was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition. 

Police allege that prior to opening the door, he had engaged in a verbal altercation with them, and claimed that he "confronted" them.

Kloepfer can be heard repeatedly screaming "I've been shot" as his wife pulls him out of the way of the gunfire.

"What the hell," Mahler screamed at the cops, "He's shot, what the hell did you do?"

The police still insisted that the two of them come outside, which Mahler began to hesitantly do, while her husband, despite being shot multiple times, tried to pull himself towards the door.

"He can't! He's shot!" Mahler screamed at officers while exiting the trailer.

Kloepfer can be heard faintly shouting "I don't have a gun. I didn't have a gun" as the officers approach.

He was then dragged out of the trailer by the arm for treatment.

He was charged with Communicating Threats and Resist, Obstruct and Delay.

Kloepfer has since taken to Facebook to share his healing journey, as well as to share the horrific footage that shows him being shot.

"I am physically doing better, mentally me an Ali ain't so good on this one," Kloepfer wrote alongside a photograph showing the gunshot wounds to his torso and his arm. "We are out of state for fear of our lives since I got out the hospital." 

Kloepfer insisted that he can't share details about the incident, and many details remain unclear, although he maintained his innocence, calling the charges "completely wrong."

"This has been and still is a horrible nightmare we are trying to get thru. We will make it thru!" he wrote.

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office has yet to comment on the incident.

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