Jonathan A. Ferrell was a 24 year-old former football player for Florida A&M University. He was hard working and moved to North Carolina to be with the woman he loved.
One night, he crashed his car, climbed out of the wreckage and walked a half-mile to the nearest house for help. He knocked on the door, intending to plead for help, and the owners called the cops. When officers arrived, Jonathan ran toward police. They attempted to taser him, then officer Randall Kerrick fired his gun, hitting the boy 10 times. He killed him.
Jonathan was an upstanding young man who was simply in a stressful situation; he needed help.
Although his family is grieving, they are praying for the police officer who shot their beloved son.
Jonathan’s mother forgave the officer, but prays he is removed from the police force so he can’t hurt anyone else.
Randall was charged with voluntary manslaughter.
A police statement showed that Randall had no right to discharge his weapon.
Jonathan’s family remember their loving son, pray for him and forgave his killer… acts that are simply hard to believe.
After Jonathan was wrongfully shot 10 times, discussions, allegations and arguments about race have exploded online. A young man shouldn’t be dead because of stereotyping.