Mike Epps took to social media on Thursday to express his outrage and hurt over the police-involved shooting death of Sean Reed.
The 21-year-old veteran of the U.S Air Force was fatally shot by Indianapolis Police on Wednesday and it was captured on Facebook Live.
The video showed Sean driving during a police pursuit as he laughed and engaged those watching on the live. At one point, he says, “I’m not going to jail today. You gotta catch me!” Then, Sean made a plea for help saying, “Somebody come get my stupid @ss. Please come get me!”
He then, parked the car and took off running on foot. At some point, Sean Reed dropped his phone and you heard multiple gunshots that took his life.
His phone was still streaming when officers approached his body and one of them is heard saying, “Think it’s going to be a closed casket, homie.” Then, you could hear the officer chuckle.
Chief Taylor said the comment was made by a detective and that the department planned to discipline the officer.
“His comments are unacceptable and unbecoming of our police department,” Chief Taylor said, adding that the detective had not been at the scene until after Mr. Reed was shot. “We will be pursuing immediate disciplinary action against that officer.”
All of this began when police claim they saw Sean driving recklessly and attempted to pull him over. Instead, he gave chase.
They claim a gun was found near his body and it had been fired twice. There was a total of 15 shell casings at the scene.
Mike Epps, who is an Indianapolis native, shared this message via Instagram:
The police is killin us the virus is killin us we killin us Danm wtf is goin on man we gotta protect ourself oh yeh it was a black cop killed him just for the record like I said we gotta stop killin US!!!!!!!!! He was running how can I be a threat running.
Watch the video below:
I agree with Mike 100 percent.
This has got to stop!
Source: NY Times