A Decatur Alabama shooting takes the life of a Black man.
Daily Protests For The Decatur Alabama Shooting
An attorney representing the family of Steve Perkins, a Black man who was a victim of the Decatur Alabama shooting, stated that officers did not give Perkins enough time to respond before opening fire. The Decatur Alabama shooting occurred when a tow truck driver tried to repossess Perkins’ truck and claimed that Perkins flashed a gun.
Officers accompanied the driver to Perkins’ home, where they allege that Perkins turned the gun towards one of the officers before they shot and killed him.
However, video footage from neighbors’ security cameras revealed what truly happened during the Decatur Alabama shooting. The video footage suggests that the officers did not announce themselves and started firing immediately after telling Perkins to get on the ground.
Perkins’ family stated that the truck was not being repossessed, leading to the Decatur Alabama shooting. According to a published article by AP News, the investigation for the Decatur Alabama shooting is ongoing, and daily protests have been taking place in Decatur since the shooting.
Investigations By The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Of The Decatur Alabama Shooting
In a published article by Seattle PI, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is investigating the Decatur Alabama shooting, but no additional information has been released. The family and hundreds of people gathered for a vigil, demanding answers and justice.