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Wed Jul 26, 2023, 03:45 PM Jul 2023

'Modern day lynching': Father hits out at cop who shot son after suspected fruit theft

By Sky Palma

July 26, 2023

Police body cam footage shows the fatal shooting of a New York man who was accused of stealing fruit, The New York Post reported.

The incident took place on July 3 when three officers in New Rochelle, New York, confronted Jarrell Garris, 37 at a grocery store and asked if he was "eating the food" inside the store.

As the video shows, Garris, who reportedly had mental health issues, began to fight with officers as they tried to handcuff him. At one point, Detective Steven Conn was heard in the video repeatedly saying, "Tase him!"

Garris then appears to place his hand on the belt of one of the officers, prompting Conn to yell, “He’s got a gun!
Conn can be seen hoisting his gun and firing one round which hit Garris in the neck, paralyzing him. He was taken off life support on July 10 and his death was ruled a homicide and is being investigated by the state Attorney General’s Office.

( Not shocking unfortunately. )

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