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She Calls 911 to Help Fiance; Cops Kill Him

Family and cops have two different stories about the fatal shooting of Jack Lamar Roberson in Georgia.

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The officers retreated as Roberson gained ground on them and raised one of the “weapons in a threatening manner,’’ whereupon the officers fired to prevent their being assaulted, Tanner said.

Waycross Mayor Clarence Billups said he was given a similar story but could not confirm if the items in Roberson's hand were knives.

Diane Roberson says the police are lying. "If you're any type of man, you'll come to me and you'll tell me why you stood up there and told a lie. Two knives, we don't own two decent knives," she told First Coast News. Herron also said her fiance had no weapons on him when officers arrived and that he kept his hands up. 

According to the Athens Banner-Herald, the two officers involved in the shooting have been put on administrative leave pending an investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations. The investigation was called for immediately after the incident. 

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Jozen Cummings is the author and creator of the popular relationship blog Until I Get Married, which is currently in development for a television series with Warner Bros. He also hosts a weekly podcast with WNYC about Empire called Empire Afterparty, is a contributor at VerySmartBrothas.com and works at Twitter as an editorial curator. Follow him on Twitter

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