Charlotte, NC — In September of 2013, Jonathan Ferrell was in a state of distress after crashing his car and attempted to get help by knocking on a woman’s door in the middle of the night. The woman became frightened, so she shut her door and called the police. When officers responded to the scene, they saw the former Florida A&M football player walking down the street, in an alleged “zombie state.” As Ferrell attempted to run from police, one of the officers, Randall Kerrick opened fire,
Juror Says Kerrick Should Have Been Convicted, but Defense Put |Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officer Randall Kerrick testifies during his voluntary manslaughter trial, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Charlotte, N.C. Kerrick charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black man has testified in his own defense Thursday, following witnesses who quoted him as saying he thought his life was in danger. (Davie Hinshaw/The Charlotte Observer via AP, Pool) Davie Hinshaw / The Charlotte Observer via AP…
Man killed by police believed to have been seeking help
Jonathan A. Ferrell, 24, was shot multiple times when authorities say he surprised a trio of police officers with North Carolina's Charlotte-Mecklenburg police department by running toward them around 2 a.m. Officer Randall Kerrick, 27, reacted by firing his weapon with "excessive" and "unlawful" force, his department now believes, killing the former Florida A&M University football player who recently moved to the area.
Jonathan Ferrell's autopsy results spark suit "The lawsuit comes after autopsy results show that most of the bullets that hit Ferrell the night he was killed struck him with a downward trajectory, suggesting that he may have been on his knees or on the ground. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Randall Kerrick fired a dozen shots at him, according to the family.