A stray police bullet in the Atlanta capturing dying of Rayshard Brooks hit a motor vehicle with little ones within, a law firm for the slain man’s family stated Monday.
Chris Stewart, who represents Brooks’ family in the wake of the deadly Friday taking pictures exterior a Wendy’s restaurant, said at a push convention that 1 of the photographs fired by ex-Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe arrived dangerously near to triggering yet another demise.
“Let me tell you and present you why capturing in a crowded parking large amount is so reckless and so needless for what (Brooks) did,” Stewart said, holding up a picture of a bullet hole in the facet of a white vehicle.
“A witness these days sent us his car, which was strike by 1 of Officer Rolfe’s bullets when he and his children were being in the vehicle,” he claimed. “A couple of ft up and we would have had yet another reduction of daily life. So attempt to justify the action of shooting at Mr. Brooks as he’s managing absent in a crowded Wendy’s parking whole lot when you could very easily catch him later on for what begun off as a really non-confrontational scenario.”
“It cant’ be justified,” Stewart stated. “It can’t be justified, normally we’re likely to continue on to drop lives from stray bullets shooting at an individual that should’ve hardly ever been shot at.”
Brooks, 27, was questioned by cops immediately after falling asleep in his car or truck at the restaurant’s drive-thru at the restaurant. Rolfe and a second cop, Devin Brosnan, gave him a subject sobriety examination, and received into a wrestle with Brooks when they tried using to handcuff him.
He ran off with a person of the cop’s Tasers and was shot 2 times in the back as he ran — with the 3rd bullet allegedly hitting the nearby car.
Rolfe was fired the next day, and prosecutors now say he could deal with a murder charge in the situation.