“Running For Help” Police Shot and Killed Unarmed Black Male
On PowerTalk with Lorraine Jacques-White another devastating moment occurs in the news regarding police shooting and an unarmed young African American male, Sister In Law Janice and Davida Mathis stopped by to discuss the legal details.
A North Carolina police officer involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man early Saturday was charged with voluntary manslaughter and is in custody, authorities said.
Officer Randall Kerrick, 27, turned himself in to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office late Saturday, The shooter’s victim, Jonathan A. Ferrell, 24, was a former football player for Florida A&M University, school officials said Sunday, according to the Associated Press. He had only recently moved to North Carolina.
Ferrell had apparently been involved in a car wreck off a northeast Charlotte road early Saturday. He then sought help at a nearby residence. A woman answered the door, believing her husband had come home from work. And when she didn’t recognize Ferrell, she immediately called 911 around 2:30 a.m, reporting a robbery attempt.
Officers responding to the woman’s breaking-and-entering call discovered Ferrell, who matched the woman’s description of the possible robbery suspect, near the home. As they approached him, Ferrell run towards the officers (for help), one of whom stunned him with a Taser who believed to think he was the armed robber.
Our PowerTalk audience had a lot to say their reactions towards these situations are anger, confusion and concerns.
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