Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville’s grandmother asks justice for her 19-year-old grandson Devon Tillman Gregory. I recognize him as the one who shot and killed four police officers during a Tuesday night traffic stop in Westside, Jacksonville.
TK Waters, assistant chief of office in Jacksonville Sheriff, said officers shot a passenger in a car disturbed during a traffic offense around 10:40 p.m. at the San Juan Street intersection near Cassat Avenue. He said that the officers tried to calm the situation, and after several minutes of trying to speak to the passenger, four officers fired shots.
Robin Yusman, Tillman Gregory’s grandmother, said that her grandson was in the car with two of his cousins, and that he most likely left his job at McDonald’s. During the stopover, Yusman said her cousins were taken out of the car by JSO K9s, but her grandson refused to get out of the car.
Youssef claims that 35 bullets were fired at her grandson.
Police said they found a pistol on the passenger side of the car, but Yusman said the gun was not for her grandson and he may not have known it was in the car because it was not his car.
She spoke of a woman who identified herself as the grandmother of the man who was shot dead by police last night in San Juan / Cassat Avenue. She did not give his name but said he was 19 years old and was most likely heading to a nearby McDonald’s restaurant. @ wjxt4 https://t.co/OgC9UlcUbu
– Brittany Muller (@brittMullerNews) November 18, 2020
The sheriff’s office in Jacksonville did not say why the officers stopped the car, and requests to the media office have not yet been received.
The officers, the driver, and the rear passenger were not injured in the shooting. Officers will be placed on administrative leave, which is standard procedure for all incidents of use of force.
JSO said two of the officers involved in the shooting had been working with the administration for three years. The other two worked for JSO for 10, 25 years. It was the first time the officer had shot all of them.
The organization said that the officers were wearing body cameras that would be useful in investigations into shootings by the Special Investigation Bureau and the Prosecutor’s Office.
Let’s give her time to investigate to find out exactly what happened. Jefferson said: Let’s see exactly what led to this exactly. When you say, ‘Four officers have been fired,’ and you say, ‘Well, it might not take a lot of people to stop the threat. Well, the pistol doesn’t know that. The pistol doesn’t know if you’re standing there and you’re in the middle of this thing. Am I one of the four who will be shot? Or are you one of the four to be shot, or are we all going to shoot us? No, you don’t know.
According to News4Jax records, this was the 14th person to be shot by Jacksonville officers this year. Nine of those attacks were fatal.
Last year, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s office experienced nine officer shootings – six of them fatal.
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