Man Shot Multiple Times Even When No Crime Was Committed

Man Shot Multiple Times Even When No Crime Was Committed

A Twitter user alleging to be related to Tillman posted a status which accused the officers of chasing an innocent man and senselessly gunning him down. 

Terry Tillman's name joins the list of Black men who have been senselessly killed by the police over the past few years. As per reports, Tillman was spotted with a gun inside a mall, which prompted a foot chase that would have a fatal ending. The 23-year-old was shot three to five times in his torso area.



 

 



 

Multiple sites have reported that the officers were prompted to chase after Tillman after spotting what was an extended magazine in his waistband. The weapon was also spotted by another mallgoer, who notified two police officers, one from Richmond heights who was on duty, while the other was working a security job at the mall. When they approached Tillman at the mall, the officers said that he took off, prompting the foot chase and unnecessary shooting.



 

Atlanta Black Star reports that Tillman's family is calling the whole thing foul play, calling for a thorough investigation into the matter. A Twitter user alleging to be related to Tillman posted a status which accused the officers of chasing an innocent man and senselessly gunning him down. 



 

 



 

St. Louis County Police Sgt. Benjamin Granda said that the mall prohibits weapons which is what prompted the officers to approach Tillman. During a press conference, Granda said: "Those officers contacted (Tillman) as I understand it just to provide him context that that property does not allow weapons on it."



 

 



 

Granda also said that the officers alleged that Tillman pointed his weapon at them before the shooting. However, the authorities have not yet released any footage of the incident to confirm the happenings of the day. "We are going to continue our investigative efforts to ensure that that is factual," Granda said. 

Tillman succumbed to the gunshots and died on the spot. 



 

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