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September 16, 2013

NC Cop Charged in Fatal Shooting of Unarmed Black Man

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The deadly encounter was set in motion when a former college football player survived a wreck and went searching for help in the middle of the night. A frightened woman heard him pounding and opened her front door, then called police. Officers found the unarmed man, and one shot him when a Taser failed to stop him from approaching.

Within hours, investigators determined that the shooting had been excessive and charged the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer with voluntary manslaughter in the death of former Florida A&M University football player Jonathan A. Ferrell.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/charlotte-mecklenburg-police-officer-shoots-kills-unarmed-man-apparently-involved-in-wreck/2013/09/14/3c5fa19e-1d9f-11e3-80ac-96205cacb45a_story.html