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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 11:52 PM

Shot (20 times) to Death After a Police Chase

Shot to Death After a Police Chase

ST. LOUIS (CN) - St. Louis pumped more than 20 bullets into a man as he tried to surrender after a high-speed chase, the late man's family claims in court.

Survivors of the late Cary Ball Jr. sued the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners and three John Doe officers in City Court.

Ball's mother, father and child claim police violated their own policy on high-speed chases and used excessive force.


"While running down Carr Street, with their weapons drawn, defendant officers yelled for the decedent to stop, which he did.

"Decedent stopped and surrendered with his hands in the air; however, the officers began shooting the plaintiff at close range.

"The decedent fell to the ground and the two officers stood over him and continued firing shots ultimately shooting the plaintiff over 20 times until he was dead."


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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:13 AM

1. According to NewsOne, 25 times - for all the difference that makes


For those who might wonder why a Black honor student would carry a gun, Carlos Ball eloquently explained the dual realities that exist for many Black men and women in this country while speaking with the local CBS affiliate in St. Louis, “The way St. Louis streets work, we’re afraid out here. We’re afraid of the police. We’re afraid of other youth who may want to pull a gun and fire on you. So, sometimes people have guns just to protect themselves, [but] not with the intentions to do a criminal act with it.”

Tragically, now Ball has a more personal anecdote to this rationale: His brother, 25-year-old Cary Ball Jr. (pictured far left), was shot and killed by police on April 24th near the Edward Jones Dome.

Despite Ball Jr. placing his gun on the ground, police shot him 25 times.

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says the three officers involved in the shooting are suspended pending an investigation


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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:13 AM

2. Well, you know a MISDEMEANOR traffic charge is a good enough reason for execution.

At least these days, it is.

By any chance, was the victim black? That's another charge, you know?

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