Source: Dean Schabner / ABC News
A Charlotte, N.C., police officer is facing a voluntary manslaughter charge tonight in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man who was looking for help after crashing his car.
Jonathan Ferrell, 24, a former Florida A&M University football player, sought help at a woman’s home after the crash early Saturday morning, but the woman called 911 reporting a strange man outside her door.
“She immediately closed the door, hit her panic alarm, called 911,” Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Rodney Moore said.
She reportedly told police that she thought the man was trying to break into her house.
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