Police in North Carolina shot and killed a man running toward them Saturday morning - but he may have just been looking for help.
Officers responded to a 911 call of a suspicious man outside a woman's home in Charlotte.
The man had been knocking on her door repeatedly.
Police say that when they got there, a man matching the caller's description ran toward them.
One of the officers pulled out his stun gun, but it malfunctioned. Another officer then opened fire, police said.
Jonathan Ferrell died at the scene. He was shot several times.
He was unarmed.
Police now believe Ferrell was seeking assistance after crashing his car.FULL STORY
if you can't run to the police who can you run to??? the police should be charged for the senseless murder of this man...this is proof that your local police department are trained every citizen an enemy and threat...an animal to be put down....when will society hold police officers accountable for their actions and start serving prison time for their negligence and unwarranted use of lethal force...since when running is a weapon?!?!?
The perp was acting crazy. Cops aren't perfect. I wouldn't want their job. Scratch one up for the "oops" catigory.
Alf, you're an idiot
what if that oops was a member of your family friend.
Seems like there are a lot of "oops" going around in the law enforcement sector.
What other job on earth can you kill someone on accident, say "oops" and return the next day for work?
All three should be fired from the job immediately
@ rascal. He is being charged
Never run at a policeman.
are police that unstable that no one can run to them for help?
"Oops category?" Are you outta your mind? Would you think there should be an oops category if he wer your son, brother, father or yourself? Sheesh!
@ rupert, he isnt being charged because hes very dead! And how long does it take cops to determing he was unarmed? Good lord! Shot multiple times and was unarmed! Doesnt sound as if these officer have much common sense. Or if they do they dont use it much!
@ chrissy. I was talking about the cop. Rascal complained that police should be held accountable.
Well. He is. And he is very much alive
@ chrissy. These?
Only one cop shot. He turned in his badge
U are right. Too much
The other two cops didnt shoot.
Tragic and sad.
Apology to rupert deleted. Why??? 2nd, 3rd and 4th apology to rupert, blocked! WHY???
You are correct only one cop shot his gun. Another cop tried to shoot his taser but it failed!
A stun gun IS considered a taser, is it not?
Sentence all 3 cops to death. One for shooting, and the other two for failing to stop the third from shooting. Also, the whole department needs to be retrained on how to not resort to their guns first.
Barney Fife lives.
Wsa he black? If he was black, we'll never hear the end of it. Right, Spike Lee et al? If he was white, it'll be forgotten tomorrow.