“This young man, Jalen, didn’t deserve to die. Period,” said community activist Quanell X.
On Wednesday afternoon, members of the narcotics team were looking for the 29-year-old on his three warrants, according to the Houston Police Department.
Police say when they tried to stop Jalen Randle, the driver sped away. When officers stopped the car and Jalen Randle got out of the passenger seat, an HPD officer shot him. According to HPD, Randle was carrying a bag with a gun inside.
“If he had got out and aimed the gun, different discussion. If he had got out with a gun in his hand, different discussion. That dynamic doesn’t exist,” Quanell X said.
Quanell X and the family are calling for a full investigation into the incident.
“We want them to be tried like everyone else and investigated by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. We also urge the FBI to step in,” Quanell X said.
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On Friday, Jalen Randle’s mother, Tiffany Rachal, was too distraught to speak.
“Just tell me what happened to my kid,” Rachal said.
Jalen Randle’s family say he is the father of a 5-year-old girl.
His father, Warren Randle, said he wished Jalen had more time.
“Everyone makes mistakes in life. You can’t be judged on your mistakes, but you should have a chance to correct them,” Warren Randle said.
HPD says they are not releasing any further information about the shooting at this time as it is an ongoing investigation.
According to HPD, the body camera footage will be released within 30 days.
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https://abc13.com/jalen-randle-unarmed-man-shot-and-killed-houston-police/11805083/ The family of Jalen Randle, an unarmed man shot dead by a Houston Police Department tactical officer, is calling for a thorough investigation