NC officer charged with shooting unarmed man - FOX Carolina 21

NC officer charged with shooting unarmed man

Posted: Updated:

A North Carolina police officer accused of shooting and killing an unarmed man who had apparently been in an automobile wreck is scheduled to appear in court today to face a voluntary manslaughter charge.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officer Randall Kerrick is charged in the case.

Twenty-four-year-old Jonathan Ferrell, a former Florida A&M University football player, was killed early Saturday.

Charlotte-Meckleburg police say he had sought help at a nearby house. A woman answered the door and called 911 when she didn't recognize the man.

Officers responding to the breaking and entering call found Ferrell nearby. Ferrell ran toward the officers, who tried to stop him with a Taser. Police said he continued to run toward them when officer Randall Kerrick fired his gun, hitting Ferrell several times. Ferrell died at the scene.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

  • NC officer charged with shooting unarmed manMore>>

  • Police release audio from night of officer involved shooting

    Saturday, October 26 2013 2:38 PM EDT2013-10-26 18:38:37 GMT
    An initial autopsy says a man who died during a police shooting over the weekend in Charlotte died from "multiple gunshot wounds" to his chest. CMPD says the officer fired 12 times, hitting the victim ten times.More >
    Attorneys for a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter say the dash cam video in the case paints a very different picture than what attorneys for the victim's family said earlier.More >
Powered by WorldNow
Fox Carolina
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, WHNS; Greenville, SC. (A Meredith Corporation Station) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.