Graphic Video Shows Delaware Cops Fatally Shoot Man In Wheelchair

Graphic Video Shows Delaware Cops Fatally Shoot Man In Wheelchair

(screenshot from footage)
(screenshot from footage)

Matt Ferner, THE HUFFINGTON POST

 
WILMINGTON, Del. (The Huffington Post) – A graphic cell phone video purportedly shows police in Wilmington, Delaware, fatally shooting a 28-year-old disabled man in a wheelchair, whom police say was in possession of a handgun — a claim the man’s family disputes. Whether or not he had a weapon is unclear from the video.

The Wilmington Police Department said that at 3 p.m. Wednesday their officers were dispatched to a parking lot to respond to a 911 call because a man was reportedly suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and was still armed. The man was later identified by police as Jeremy McDole.

Police said that they observed McDole holding a revolver-style handgun and repeatedly ordered him to drop his weapon.

“He’s over here!” an officer shouts in the video, uploaded to YouTube this week. “Show me your hands!” After that, a single gunshot rings out.

 

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