Officer Accused of Shooting Unarmed Crash Victim 10 Times

Jonathan Ferrell was shot and killed by police while trying to get help after he crashed his car.
1:40 | 09/17/13

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We're going to turn to the new details on the shocking police shooting in north carolina, where an unarmed man looking for help after his car crashed, was gun downed by a police officer. We're going to hear from the victim's mother. And as abc's steve osunsami reports, she is forgiving the officer who shot her son. Reporter: Police confirm that 24-year-old jonathan ferrell was unarmed. Now, they're revealing that the former college athlete was shot by a charlotte police officer ten times. A grieving mother, holding up her son's teddy bear, as she shares how much his death breaks her heart. Gone too soon. Reporter: Investigators say the former safety for florida a&m had badly crashed his car when he went knocking on this door for help at 2:30 in the morning. The frighteneded woman inside called charlotte police. And one of their officers deployed his taser at mr. Ferrell. But it was unsuccessful. So far, police haven't explained what that means. They do say that officer randall kerrick shot at the man 12 times, and that the shooting was excessive. He is charged with voluntary manslaughter. He has not entered a plea. It's frightening. It's late. It's suburbia. The one officer that shot was white. The other two officers didn't shot, were black. Reporter: Georgia ferrell says she forgives officer kerrick. His first court appearance is scheduled for this afternoon. For "good morning america," steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta.

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