Waycross (GA)

“I saw my son shot down….It was ‘Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom'”: Police Kill Unarmed Man

When the officers entered the residence, Jack Lamar Roberson started toward them “aggressively armed with two items used as weapons,’’ Tanner said.

The officers retreated and yelled repeatedly for Roberson to stop and drop the weapons, Tanner said.

The officers retreated as Roberson gained ground on them and raised one of the “weapons in a threatening manner,’’ whereupon the officers fired to prevent their being assaulted, Tanner said.

Tanner read from a prepared statements and referred any additional questions to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which is investigating the shooting.

The family of the 43-year-old Roberson asserted just before noon Monday as they have all along that he was unarmed and would not harm anyone.

“We had no weapons in this house whatsoever,’’ Roberson’s mother, Diane Roberson, said. “My gentle lamb … He kissed me every morning, made me breakfast in bed, and they said he had two weapons.”

… “I saw my son shot down,’’ and it wasn’t just one shot, she said. “It was ‘Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom.”

Waycross man advanced with ‘2 items used as weapons’ when officers fired fatal shots, police chief says. Jacksonville.com, 10/7/2013.

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