Unarmed Man Killed By Police May Have Been Running to Them For Help
(CNN) A former college football player shot and killed by Charlotte, NC police may have been running towards them for help after a car wreck.
It all started Saturday morning when a woman called 911, telling dispatchers a man had been knocking repeatedly on her door.
When police showed up, a man matching the description ran towards officers.
Police first tried to subdue the man with a stun gun.
When that didn’t work, police shot and killed Jonathan Ferrell. He did not have a weapon.
Police now believe Ferrell was looking for help after a car crash. His wrecked out car was located nearby.
Officer Randall Kerrick is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the case.
He turned himself in Saturday afternoon and was released on a $50,000 bond.
Jonathan Ferrell was 24-years-old. He played football at Florida A&M University.