Cop Shoots Homeless Man In Front Of Kids
Fritz Severe was shot and killed by police at a Miami park in front of children.
Witnesses say a library in the park called the police on Severe, but there are conflicting stories on whether or not Severe waved or pointed a metal pole/rod at the officer, who was identified as Antonio Torres. The fatal shooting occurred near the library entrance.
“Oh my god, he just shot this damn man five times! Really? Five times! That’s ridiculous! Five times!” witness Nichelle Miller told CBS Miami.
A 13-year-old witness recalled, “The guy from the camp told the police and then the police came. And He [the officer] told him [Fritz], I guess he told him to drop the weapon he had and he started swinging at the police, and the police shot about seven shots.”
A 12-year-old boy added, “I was afraid bullets would come towards me, as a person, and I was scared of him getting shot.”
Witness Stephanie Severance said, “They really didn’t have to shoot that man because he… What happened to the Tasers? Why couldn’t they tase him?”