Police Chief Bobby Cummings said during a news conference that none of the officers involved ‘intended to take anyone’s life that day.
Wilmington: Wilmington Police escorts family and friends in an organized peaceful march to Rodney Square in Wilmington, Delaware, where they are to hold a peaceful rally in support of “Justice For Jeremy”, after he was shot and killed on September 24th by four Wilmington police officers.
Wilmington Police said that officers had responded to a 911 call that someone had attempted to shoot themselves, when they arrived, they found Jeremy McDole armed with a handgun. Witnesses said, “as additional officers arrived on the scene, they repeatedly told him to drop the gun.”, he is then seen putting his hands into his pockets at which point he in gunned down in a flurry of bullets with around ten shots.
A video that surfaced of the shooting, shows he appeared to be bleeding. Although the footage does not make clear if this was from the officer’s first shot or if he had been previously injured in the alleged suicide attempt. His handgun is not easily identifiable in the video. After being shot several times, McDole slumps over and falls to ground. Cops said a .38-caliber handgun was recovered at the scene.
Police Chief Bobby Cummings said during a news conference that none of the officers involved ‘intended to take anyone’s life that day. He said that police had told him repeatedly to put his gun down, but had engaged him after he went to remove the weapon from his waist.
Jeremy McDole was paralyzed from the waist down, and McDole’s mother, Phyllis, has criticized the shooting as ‘unjust’ during a police news conference.