Police: Unarmed Man Shot 10 Times During Fatal Encounter With Officer

Source: Mitch Weiss / AP / Huffington Post

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An unarmed man seeking help after a car crash over the weekend was shot 10 times by the Charlotte police officer who’s now charged in his death, investigators said Monday.

A police news release said Officer Randall Kerrick fired 12 times at 24-year-old Jonathan A. Ferrell early Saturday while responding to a breaking and entering call. Ten of the bullets hit the former Florida A&M University football player.

Kerrick was charged with voluntary manslaughter and is scheduled for a first court appearance on Tuesday.

At a news conference, family members said that Ferrell had moved to North Carolina to be with his fiancee about a year ago and was working two jobs. They said he was likely unfamiliar with the area he was driving when he crashed early Saturday.

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