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Grieving Friend of Man Killed at Traffic Stop: 'Our Lives Matter'

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    Aubrey DuBose, right, holds his mother Audrey during a news conference after murder and manslaughter charges against University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing were announced for the traffic stop shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Cincinnati. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph Deters added that the officer "purposely killed him" and "should never have been a police officer."

    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."

    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.