Sep 15, 2013

north-carolina-man-shot-police-car-accident-truth-frequency-radio-chris-geo-sheree-geo-alternative-media-news-informationAnother unarmed man was shot and killed by the police yesterday. Why was he allegedly running toward an officer, you ask? He was simply asking for help after surviving a car accident. New York Daily News reports:

Jonathan A. Ferrell, 24, was shot multiple times when authorities say he surprised a trio of police officers with North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg police department by running toward them around 2 a.m. Saturday.

Officer Randall Kerrick, 27, reacted by firing his weapon with “excessive” and “unlawful” force, his department now believes, killing the former Florida A&M University football player who recently moved to the area.

“(Ferrell) immediately charged towards the three officers, one in particular. That officer fired his weapon several times, striking the individual multiple times,” Police Chief Rodney Monroe said in a press conference.

Prior to being shot, one of the police officers attempted to use a stun gun on the victim, but the “discharge was unsuccessful”. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are now saying that the description matched one given by a woman who had just called 911 reporting a man wildly knocking on her door and attempting to break in.

As it turns out, the man was just trying to ask for help after being in a major car accident just moments before. A crashed vehicle in the woods nearby confirmed this explanation.

“We believe that vehicle belonged to the individual who was shot. It’s quite possible he was seeking assistance. Based on his accident, it was a pretty serious accident,” said Monroe.

WBTV reported the driver of that vehicle had to climb out the back window to escape due to the severity of the crash.

A warrant was signed for Kerrick’s arrest for voluntary manslaughter just before he turned himself in Saturday.

“The evidence revealed that Mr. Ferrell did advance on Officer Kerrick and the investigation showed that the subsequent shooting of Mr. Ferrell was excessive,” police said in a statement issued late Saturday. “Our investigation has shown that Officer Kerrick did not have a lawful right to discharge his weapon during this encounter.”