Fontana police release bodycam video of officer fatally shooting unarmed man in portable restroom

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Bodycam video released by the Fontana Police Department shows an officer fatally shooting an unarmed man after a foot chase in February.

FONTANA, Calif. (KABC) -- Body camera video released Thursday by the Fontana Police Department shows an officer fatally shooting an unarmed man after a foot chase that occurred on February.

Police say they were responding to a call of a possible burglary, and that they found a person -- later identified as 28 year-old Daverion Kinnard -- inside a home.

According to investigators, Kinnard ran from the scene and was later found in a portable restroom.

That's when the officer saw a metal object in Kinnard's hand, authorities said. The officer opened fire, killing Kinnard.

The object in Kinnard's hand turned out to be a lighter.

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The city of Fontana later agreed to pay $1 million to Kinnard's family in a settlement.

The shooting is still under investigation.