A Charlotte police officer has been charged with voluntary manslaughter for the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell in 2013.
Trial Begins in the 2013 Police Killing of Black Man Who Sought Help After Car Accident in North Carolina
Jonathan Ferrell had wrecked his car and knocked on a door at a nearby house at 2:30am. The owner of the home called police, and one of the responding officers shot Ferrell 10 times.
Jonathan A. Ferrell got into a car accident early Saturday morning and attempted to get help from a nearby house—but the homeowner called 911, the cops showed up, and Ferrell got shot for no reason at all.