24-year-old former Florida A&M football player Jonathan Ferrell was not drunk and did not have any illegal drugs in his system when he was shot to death by officer Randall Kerrick on September 14 in Charlotte, NC.
Charlotte, NC — In September of 2013, Jonathan Ferrell was in a state of distress after crashing his car and attempted to get help by knocking on a woman’s door in the middle of the night. The woman became frightened, so she shut her door and called the police. When officers responded to the scene, they saw the former Florida A&M football player walking down the street, in an alleged “zombie state.” As Ferrell attempted to run from police, one of the officers, Randall Kerrick opened fire,
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officer Randall Kerrick testifies during his voluntary manslaughter trial, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Charlotte, N.C. Kerrick charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black man has testified in his own defense Thursday, following witnesses who quoted him as saying he thought his life was in danger. (Davie Hinshaw/The Charlotte Observer via AP, Pool)