“This community is here to tell the world that this young man is loved and that the city has a fight on its hands,” said Charion Lockett family attorney Taft Foley. “We will fight to the bitter end. Remember this. Justice will be served.”
Lockett was killed on his family’s doorstep on the morning of February 7. Officers said when they tried to arrest him on a aggravated robbery warrant, he opened fire on them.
Lockett’s family denied those claims.
They say the officers were never identified, appeared in unmarked vehicles and never gave Lockett the ability to transform himself into law enforcement. Lockett has no criminal record and has received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice.
His family also questioned the basis on which the warrants were obtained.
The Houston Police Department released footage from a body-worn camera Thursday night, unlikely to be questioned by reporters. In a video posted online, assistant chief Belinda Null said officers provided medical assistance within four minutes of the shooting. When asked for further comment, HPD said it would not comment on the ongoing investigation.
“He was something to us,” said Lockett’s cousin, Tonetta Bullard. “He’s important to us, not just because he’s black, but because he’s ours. I can’t even handle this situation. I can’t handle it.”
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