Police Fatally Shoot Man In Front Of His 8-Year-Old Daughter
A Georgia family is left looking for answers after their 911 call for an ambulance to help their diabetic family member resulted in him being gunned down in front of his young daughter.
via First Coast News
The family of Jack Lamar Roberson, 43, is disputing statements made by Waycross Police on how he was shot and killed during a police shooting Friday.
“He didn’t have nothing in his hands at any time or period at all before they came, any time while they were here, anything. They just came in and shot him. He didn’t say nothing, the police didn’t say nothing, anything, it was like a silent movie. You couldn’t hear anything, all you could hear were the gun shots go off and I seen them going into his body and he just fell down,” cried Alcia Herron, Roberson’s fiance.
Herron said she called 911 to call an ambulance for Roberson. She said she was worried about medication he took for his diabetes, but instead of paramedics, officers arrived at the home on Reed Street.
The Waycross Police Department said officers responded to the home after [allegedly] receiving a report of an attempted suicide and while en route, they were updated that the man had become combative. The Police Chief Tony Tanner said Roberson lunged at the officers with two items he described as weapons and said Roberson ignored requests to drop the items.
Diane Roberson said her son didn’t have any weapons in his hands.
“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,” said Roberson’s mother.
Roberson said her son was not aggressive. He is survived by his mother, sisters, fiance and two daughters.
Additional reports confirm that Roberson’s 8-year-old daughter and his fiance were present as police gunned him down.
There are definitely a few things that don’t add up with this story. We’ll keep you posted as details continue to emerge…
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