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Nov 02, 2013

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ABC News

By MITCH WEISS Associated Press

A toxicology report released Friday shows the blood-alcohol level for an unarmed man fatally shot by a Charlotte police officer was below the legal limit.

The attorney for the family of Jonathan Ferrell says the report confirms that the 24-year-old former Florida A&M football player wasn’t drunk the night of the September shooting. The report also shows there were no illegal drugs in his system.

Chris Chestnut said Ferrell was just trying to get help after he was injured in a car accident.

“This confirms everything we’ve been saying since the day that Jonathan was killed: That this was an All-American guy who gave a friend a ride home and was just trying to get home himself when he had a car accident. And when he was runs to the officer for help, the officer shoots him 10 times,” Chestnut told The Associated Press.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Officer Randall Kerrick is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the racially charged case in North Carolina’s largest city. Kerrick, 27, is white; Ferrell is black.

Civil rights leaders have praised the police for quickly filing charges, and have questioned whether race played a role in the shooting.

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