September 15, 2016
Here we go.
Last night in Columbus, Ohio, Tyree King was fatally shot by police who thought his BB gun was real, reports NBC News.
This comes just before we learned that Sandra Bland’s family reached a $1.9 million settlement that resulted in sweeping changes to the criminal justice system and we are just devastated.
The police say they came upon King and his friends as they matched the description of some suspects, however upon seeing the cops, King and a friend fled into an alley. In the alley, police say King reached for the gun in his waistband and “one officer shot and struck the suspect multiple times.”
It is not known whether any of the cops were wearing body cameras.
Many reacted immediately, but the the tweet that hits closest to home for us came from activist writer Shaun King.
Show us the body camera footage. That’s all we ask.
No, I won’t take your word for what happened. https://t.co/GXpATu7ari
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 15, 2016
TELL US: What do you think happened in this case? Was it just a fatal mistake or are you holding judgment until you see footage?