According to to nydailynews.com, on New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas, police fatally shot an unarmed Afro-American, 23-year-old Keith Childress, Jr., while he was standing on a neighborhood driveway. They shot him five times. He died right there on the scene.
For days after Childress was killed, police and the media advanced a key lie, claiming he was wanted for attempted murder.
This is a complete fabrication that should not be left alone. Childress was wanted for sentencing in Arizona, but not for murder or attempted murder. Arrested previously for a robbery in Arizona, in which marijuana and a gun were stolen, it appears Childress skipped town when it came time for sentencing. Details on the case are scarce, but his family and authorities have all confirmed he was never even accused of anything related to murder. And in a recent press conference, Undersheriff Kevin McMahill stated that metro police were told by the U.S. Marshal’s Office that Childress was wanted for attempted murder, but that “this information about the attempted murder charge later turned out to be false.”
The police claim they believed his cell phone was a gun, but even that doesn’t quite add up.
After being shot and killed, police said his cell phone was actually found in his pocket. How then did they confuse it with a gun? A challenge for the investigators!
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