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Sat Sep 14, 2013, 01:09 PM

24 Year Old Seeking Help Shot By Police

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a man who apparently had wrecked his car and may have been seeking help from a homeowner at 2:30 a.m. Saturday was later shot and killed by an officer after running toward police.

The man was identified as 24-year-old Jonathan A. Ferrell.

Police Chief Rodney Monroe said officers received a call shortly after 2:30 a.m. about an attempted breaking-and-entering at a residence in the 7500 block of Reedy Creek Road in northeast Charlotte.

Three officers who responded to the scene came across a man matching the description of the possible suspect, and surrounded him, Monroe said at a press conference at CMPD headquarters. Monroe said the man “immediately charged” at the officers, and one of the them fired at him.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/09/14/4313045/cmpd-chief-to-hold-press-conference.html#.UjSUr2Rgbpk#storylink=cpy

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otohara Sep 2013 OP
gopiscrap Sep 2013 #1
Comrade Grumpy Sep 2013 #2
Harmony Blue Sep 2013 #3
otohara Sep 2013 #4
Octafish Sep 2013 #5
Iggo Sep 2013 #6

Response to otohara (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 01:12 PM

1. God damn cops are out of control

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 01:13 PM

2. Any witnesses? Other than cops, I mean.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 01:16 PM

3. Never call the police

if you are by yourself unless it is a life/death situation.

Not worth it.

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Response to Harmony Blue (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 01:54 PM

4. Never Think Anyone Will Help You

I'm going to have another gun talk with my son who with his long hair and mixed blood
could be mistaken for one of them terraists. He and his band drive all over the South and their
van has broken down several times. Knocking on a door will get you killed in America.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 01:57 PM

5. If the guy had suffered a concussion, he may not have been in control of his faculties...

...He may've been bloodied in the accident. To the homeowner, he may have appeared threatening.

Three cops, even those expecting a crook, should not have been surprised.

Especially if the guy was unarmed, there's no excuse for shooting him dead. None.

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Response to otohara (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 03:12 PM

6. Yay, Cops!

They're the best!

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