Cop Put 10 Bullets in Unarmed Man: Police

Officer Randall Kerrick charged with voluntary manslaughter after shooting

By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 16, 2013 5:55 PM CDT

(Newser) – Randall Kerrick, the cop accused of shooting an unarmed man in Charlotte on Saturday, didn't just fire at 24-year-old Jonathan A. Ferrell—he fired 12 times, hitting Ferrell with 10 of those shots, say authorities, per the Charlotte Observer. Kerrick has been charged with voluntary manslaughter and released on a $50,000 bond; he will appear in court tomorrow. Ferrell's mother says she forgives Kerrick, but that he "took a piece out of my heart that can never be put back. A piece of me is gone," reports the Observer.

Jonathan Ferrell was a former football player at Florida A&M University.   (AP Photo/Florida A&M University)
Charlotte police officer Randall Kerrick. Kerrick.   (AP Photo/Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)
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