Man in Wheelchair Shot Dead by Police in Delaware

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A Wilmington, Delaware man, 28-year-old Jeremy McDole, was shot to death by police. According to AOL/Newsy, police in Wilmington responded to a 911 call that reported a man shot himself and was armed with a handgun. Police claim that a gun was found next to his body after they shot him. Police say they fired shots at McDole when he refused to put his hands up and reached into his waist to remove the firearm. His mother said he was unarmed and there is video footage of the incident, like many police involved shootings, on YouTube. McDole is the latest report of a black man being killed by police officers.

Video of McDole Shot by Police Officers in Delaware

The incident is being investigated by a special group assembled to build public trust in government, according to the report, but the Delaware NAACP is calling for an independent investigation, noting that cops investigating cops is a bad precedent and doesn't make much sense. The police shooting incident is being handled by the criminal investigation and professional standards units, as well as the Delaware Department of Justice's Office of Civil Rights and Public Trust.

It is unclear whether or not McDole may have actually acted in a way to try to force police to shoot him, but police are seen firing several rounds. There appears to have been no attempt made to use non-lethal force in the incident.

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