June 14, 2015 9:00 pm -


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?”



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7 responses to Cop Shoots Homeless Man In Front Of Kids

  1. whatthe46 June 14th, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    they will hold hour long standoff’s with those who are white with guns and shooting at them, a homeless man with a pipe doesn’t deserve the same chance or respect. fk tasers, just shoot 5 times. damn shame.

  2. robert June 14th, 2015 at 9:24 pm

    another one of those cop alibi’s

    ” i saw something shinny pointed at me “

    • whatthe46 June 14th, 2015 at 9:42 pm

      or he walked with purpose. that’s the new excuse. even when you’re in your damn car!

  3. fahvel June 15th, 2015 at 2:59 am

    sad place to be if one is different – usa

  4. Warman1138 June 15th, 2015 at 5:35 am

    What a silly witness, everyone knows that tasers are only used on those already apprehended.

    • Mike June 15th, 2015 at 7:54 pm

      And in handcuffs…

  5. Mike June 15th, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Hard to believe in this day and age with all the technology we have, we can’t find a better way to deal with the mentally ill