“His father was scared, because that’s not his character,” said Cooksey who was not present at the time of the shooting. “We’re thinking the police are going to service us, take him to the hospital. They took his life.”
LeGrier’s father told the downstairs neighbor not to engage with LeGrier, and to keep an eye out for police.
Witnesses said the woman who was shot was a bystander was the downstairs tenant of the building.
The gunshots woke Latisha Jones, and she got up to find her mother lying near the door with a gunshot wound to the neck.
“She wasn’t saying anything,” Jones said. “I had to keep checking for a pulse.”
She put her hand up to her mother’s nose to make sure she was still breathing. There wasn’t time to panic or react, she said.
“I’m not gonna play about my mama,” she said at the scene with tears on her face.
A car drove up to the intersection, and a woman stepped outside, screaming and crying.
“Police shot my mama!” she yelled, crying and swearing.
The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating.