UPDATE: Police Shot Jonathan Ferrell 10 Times As He Sought Help
Authorities have released more information about the shooting death of 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell.
The former FAMU football player was shot to death 10 times while seeking help after being involved in a car accident.
Ferrell crashed his car early Saturday morning; first seeking help from a neighbor.
Frightened at the disturbance, the neighbor called police to the scene.
The release of the information supporting the voluntary manslaughter charge came at the end of a day that also included the first public remarks by victim Jonathan A. Ferrell’s family. Officer Randall Kerrick fired 12 times at Ferrell early on Saturday morning while responding to a breaking and entering call, hitting him 10 times. A family attorney and representatives of the NAACP questioned whether race played a role in the shooting of the black man by a white officer.
Ferrell moved to Charlotte to be with his fiancee just a little under a year ago and was working two jobs. He wanted to go back to school to become an automotive engineer.
Kerrick is scheduled for a first court appearance Tuesday on the voluntary manslaughter charge.
It’s bad enough that an unarmed man was shot while seeking help.
The fact that he was shot 10 times by a police officer dutied to serve and protect is just unacceptable!
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