Police: Cop shot unarmed man in Charlotte 10 times

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Associated Press

Posted on September 16, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 17 at 8:10 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Investigators say an unarmed man was shot 10 times by a Charlotte police officer.

Police said Monday that officer Randall Kerrick fired 12 times at 24-year-old Jonathan A. Ferrell early Saturday while responding to a breaking and entering call. Ten of the bullets hit the former Florida A&M University football player.

Officers say Ferrell had been in a car wreck and sought help at a nearby house. A woman called authorities when she didn't recognize the man.

Kerrick has been charged with voluntary manslaughter. He is out on bond and expected in court Tuesday.

Ferrell's mother says she forgives the officer accused of shooting her son and is praying for him, but also says he should have never been hired if he could act so recklessly.

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