A North Carolina police officer is facing charges after allegedly shooting and killing an unarmed man who apparently sought help after a car accident early Saturday morning. Police say a wrecked car was found near the scene of the shooting.
Police say they believe Jonathon Ferrell, 24, went to the closest house nearby looking for help. The woman inside the home thought the person knocking on her door was her husband, but when she didn’t recognize Ferrell, she panicked and hit her home alarm button. When police responded to the 911 call, Ferrell allegedly “ran” toward the officers. One of the three officers at the scene fired a stun gun at Ferrell but was “unsuccessful,” police said.
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Officer Randall Kerrick then allegedly opened fire. Ferrell died at the scene from multiple gunshots to his chest.
Tonight on HLN After Dark, hear the 911 call made in the middle of the night that led police to the scene. Plus, the victim's family, and family attorney, Chris Chestnut, join us with more details about the incident and the case moving forward.