Georgia Woman Calls Ambulance For Fiancée, Police Kill Him Upon Arrival
Unfortunately, police brutality and gun violence is not only trending on the web, but in society as well. In Waycross, Georgia, a family had to watch as police shot and killed Jack Lamar Roberson, an unarmed man who police are claiming had two weapons on him.
First Coast News reports that on Friday, October 4, Roberson’s fiancée, Alicia Herron, called 911 because she thought Roberson tried to commit suicide by overdosing on his diabetes medication. Although she called for EMS to come to their house, two police officers instead appeared on the scene. The police officers said they came instead of the ambulance because they received a report stating there was an attempted suicide and that the person in question was combative. When they arrived at the scene, they claim Roberson was confrontational and because of his supposed aggressive behavior, the two policemen in turn shot him.
Roberson’s mother, Diane Roberson, says police are lying about the circumstances surrounding her son’s death and that the family doesn’t even own a decent pair of knives. Herron also backs up that statement, saying when police arrived her fiancée had no weapons on him and consistently held his hands up.
“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,” she said. “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.”
According to the Athens Banner-Herald, the police officers have been put on administrative leave as of now while the Georgia Bureau of Investigations looks into the shooting, at the Waycross Police Department’s request.
Sounds like there are a lot of missing pieces to this story, primarily where are those knives in question. What do you think about this case?