By Bob Owens
The family of a wheelchair-bound man shot and killed by Wilmington, DE police are claiming that he was unarmed, and that police murdered him.
The fatal shooting of a man in a wheelchair by Wilmington police has some questioning the police’s use of force in the paralyzed man’s shooting death, with a unit in the state attorney general’s office investigating and the local NAACP calling for an independent investigation.
Police say Jeremy “Bam” McDole, 28, was shot Wednesday after police responded to a call of a man in a wheelchair with a self-inflicted wound.
On Thursday, Police Chief Bobby Cummings said McDole was armed and reaching for a weapon.
McDole’s family disputes that. His mother, Phyllis, said her son did not have a weapon and would never harm himself.
“This was murder,” she said. “He shot my son like he was roadkill.”
That’s certainly her opinion. Here’s the rest of the story.
Cummings said officers responded to a 911 call Wednesday about a man with a self-inflicted gunshot wound who was armed.
When officers arrived, he said, they repeatedly told him to put down his weapon and raise his arms.
McDole did not comply and reached for his waistband for a handgun, Cummings said. When McDole began …read more
Source:: Bearing Arms