Texas police “shoot man who had his hands up”

Footage has been released in the US showing Texas police shooting and killing a man who had his hands up.

In the video, which was obtained from the local media in San Antonio, Gilbert Flores is seen outside his home with his hands up in the air before the police open fire and he falls to the ground.

The police said that the man had a knife in his hand and was resisting arrest.

Authorities have declared that the incident took place after the police received a phone call for help because of domestic violence in the Flores home.

They said that when the police arrived they found a woman and baby who had been slightly injured and that attempts to stop Flores by means of a taser gun proved useless.