911 Call Released in Fatal NC Cop Shooting of Unarmed Black Man

A panicked mother called police on Saturday morning after Jonathan Ferrell showed up at her door seeking help.

Jonathan Ferrell (Florida A&M University); Randall Kerrick (Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say that three officers responding to McCartney’s 911 call arrived at her home and found Ferrell nearby. When Ferrell saw the officers he advanced or ran toward them, police say, and one of the officers shot him with a Taser. When that didn’t stop him, Officer Randall Kerrick pulled out his gun and fired 12 shots at Ferrell, hitting him with 10.

Ferrell was unarmed. Kerrick, who was arraigned on Tuesday, was charged with voluntary manslaughter. His lawyer, Michael Greene, told the Associated Press that his client was innocent, saying, “His actions were justified on the night in question.” 

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