The Family Of Donnell Rochester Demands Answers After He Was Fatally Shot By Baltimore Police

The Family Of Donnell Rochester Demands Answers After He Was Fatally Shot By Baltimore Police

Unfortunately, another family is seeking justice after their loved one was killed by police. According to WBALTV11, Donnell Rochester, an 18-year-old Baltimore local, was fatally shot by police on February 19th, and the circumstances surrounding his death are disturbing.

According to reports, the fatal event occurred when police officers on patrol in northeast Baltimore discovered a car with Donnell’s license plate.

Officers approached the automobile and exited their vehicle during the encounter, intending to stop Donnell because he had an active warrant for an armed carjacking case.

Despite the fact that police body camera evidence shows cops firing at the automobile, it’s unclear whether Donnell drove at the officers as they allege. Aside from that, it’s unclear what happened before the officers opened fire.

Donnell’s family does not believe the officer’s version of events and demands that they are held accountable. “He’s supposed to still be here, and it’s not fair,” Donnell’s aunt Markai Jackson said regarding her nephew’s death.

“It’s innocent until proven guilty,” his cousin Shanika Jackson remarked. Keep that in mind. So you can’t even charge him since he hasn’t been found guilty of anything. He shouldn’t have died that way in the first place.”

Protests have been held outside the Baltimore police headquarters by the family. “No justice, no peace,” the crowd chanted the day before. The family was out protesting again today, and the action was live-streamed on Instagram.

Officers Robert Mauri and Connor Murray, who were both involved in the incident, have been placed on administrative leave awaiting the result of the investigation. The Independent Investigations Division of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office is looking into the situation as required by state law.

“The Baltimore Police Department was aware of the anticipated protest this morning at our headquarters and will continue to support individuals’ rights to peacefully protest in Baltimore,” police said in a statement.