The grandmother of Stephon Clark and the family’s high-profile civil rights attorney spoke at a news conference Monday morning in Sacramento about the deadly officer-involved shooting.
“They didn’t have to kill him like that,” Clark’s grandmother Sequita Thompson said. “They didn’t have to shoot him that many times. Why? Ya’ll didn’t have to do that.”
Thompson cried during Monday’s news conference while talking about the shooting of her grandson.
Ben Crump is representing the family of Clark, who was shot and killed by Sacramento officers in his grandparents’ backyard.
Police said Clark ran from the officers and was armed with a gun. The officers, fearing for their lives, fired 20 rounds, police said. Investigators said no firearm was located near Clark, only a cellphone was found.
Crump, a civil rights attorney who represented the family of Trayvon Martin, stood with Thompson during the news conference.
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