Behavioral therapist Charles Kinsey was apparently calming an autistic patient after responding to a 911 call.
Kinsey reportedly held his empty hands in the air, but was shot by a North Miami police officer.
In the aftermath of a spate of recent shootings of black people by police in the United States, #BlackLivesMatter campaigners and others have taken to social media to express their anger at yet another shooting.
Kinsey was not killed, but that number of deaths by cop shootings stands at 598 this year as of 21 July 2016 - 50 just in July.
Watch the video below as Kinsey tried to explain that he is a therapist helping an autistic patient: