Transcript for Ex-Virginia Officer Charged in Slaying of Man at His Own Front Door
Now to a former Virginia police officer accused of shooting and killing an unarmed man. Seen in this picture just moments before that fatal shot right there. Standing in his doorway with his hands up, the former officer now facing an indictment this morning. ABC's gio Benitez is here with that. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Good morning, robin. The family of the man has been waiting for these charges for two years. And this morning, the officer who fired that deadly shot is behind bars. Take a good look at this photo. The man in his own doorway holding his hands up unarmed just moments after this was taken, prosecutors say a Fairfax county police officer shot and killed the man, 46-year-old father of two John Geer. Geer's friend watching from the street. His hands were resting on top of the door. Itting looked like he got tired of holding his hands up there. He began to slide them down and when he was at face height he was shot. Reporter: This morning two years later a grand jury indicted that former officer who pulled the trigger, Adam torres with second degree murder. I can confirm to you that Mr. Torres was terminated from his employment with the Fairfax county police department. He violated our policies an procedures on the use of force. Reporter: It was August 2013 and Geer's girlfriend called about a domestic dispute. He's throwing everything out of the house of mine. Who is he? My partner that I lived with for the past 24 years. He's destroying my furniture. Reporter: Telling officers there were weapons in the house. Police documents show Geer himself told officers during the standoff he was unarmed. But that a gun was inside the home. While police and Geer were negotiating officer torres fired once killing the unarmed Geer. I don't think what happened transpired that kind of force was warranted. Reporter: Geer's family already reached a settlement with Fairfax county for nearly $3 million. His father telling ABC "Newsweek" "Justice is prevailing but it is beyond my prix Henkes why it took two years to get to this point." We reached out to the legal team but have not heard back. They've learned a lot since the shooting and admit their legal process took way too long. This one is so inexplicable. We turn to an amazing
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