The parents of a 22-year-old Amir Locke has called out the Minneapolis police for shooting their son while he slept in a friend’s apartment.
Report has it that Amir Locke was sleeping on a sofa with a gun in his hand when Minneapolis Police, who were on a no-knock warrant, used a key to unlock the apartment door at 6:48 a.m. on Wednesday yelling “Police! Search warrant! Hands up! Get on the ground!”
Video Footage showed Amir Locke who was in a sofa attempting to turn around with a gun clearly visible in his hand.
One of the cops opened fire three times, killing Locke.
The Minneapolis police said in a statement on Wednesday, that Locke had pointed a loaded gun in the direction of the officers and because the cops were already on high alert while investigating a homicide, they believed the gunman was hiding inside the apartment.
Jeff Storms the family’s attorney said on Friday that “No one could have lived through this.”
Andre Locke, Amir Locke’s father, described his son as a legal gun owner and a deep sleeper as it takes a lot to wake the 22 year old up when sleeping.
Andre Locke said “For them to kick the couch and startle him, those officers and that officer aggravated him, almost like they wanted him to reach for something, to take his life.
The family is also being represented by Ben Crump, who has acted as counsel for victims in high-profile cases.
The case is being investigated and being updated.
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