Clayton County Police have released body camera footage of the moment they gunned down a man in Jonesboro who, according to his family, was checking for burglars.
Charles Calhoun, 68, was shot by police after he pointed a gun at them and refused to drop it despite being told to.
Calhoun’s family alleges that he was out there because he heard noises and was checking for burglars when he fell in the street, most likely due to persisting COVID-19 side effects. He would not point a gun at police officers, they asserted.
On March 23, just before sunrise, a shooting occurred. Moments leading up to the shooting were captured on video that day.
A lawyer has been hired by the family. Both the CCPD and the Calhoun Family Attorney were contacted by CBS46. CCPD responded by stating that they will not be releasing any additional information beyond what was released today, and that they will not be responding to questions about the footage.
Body camera video shows moments leading up to officer firing deadly shot at armed man
Part of the response from the Calhoun family attorney was as follows:
“It is unfortunate that the Clayton County Police Department elected to release this information without arranging to meet with the family first. In the coming days, the family will review the video posted on YouTube and issue a public statement.”