A longtime friend of Samuel Dubose, the unarmed black man shot to death by a white University of Cincinnati police officer during a traffic stop, says he hopes the killing will show the world that "our lives matter."
Donte Fleming, who knew Dubose for 20 years, described his friend as a loving father and gentle man.
"He had a good spirit in him, so I can't understand why someone would shoot him," Fleming told NBC News on Thursday. "I watched the long version of the tape last night, and I still don't have any words for it."
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Officer Ray Tensing was indicted for murder on Wednesday. He shot and killed Dubose after pulling him over for a missing front license plate. The officer was wearing a camera that proved crucial to prosecutors.