The Latest: Black Lives Matter: Shooting shows police ‘fear’
EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a naked teenager by police in Edmond, Oklahoma (all times local):
A Black Lives Matter leader in Oklahoma City says this week’s fatal shooting of a naked, unarmed teenager shows an “inherent fear of people of color.”
Police in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond shot and killed the black, 17-year-old Isaiah Mark Lewis on Monday inside a home they say he had broken into.
The Rev. T. Sheri Dickerson, executive director of the Oklahoma City chapter of Black Lives Matter, says the organization is pushing for more training for officers to recognize inherent biases against black people and for dealing with anyone having a mental episode.
Dickerson said Thursday she did not know Lewis’ immediate family, but the fact that he was running naked in public shows there were “definitely some cognitive issues.”
Edmond police say Lewis fought the officers, who first used a stun gun and then a handgun.
Police in an Oklahoma City suburb have yet to interview two officers involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager who was naked and had broken into a home.
Edmond police spokeswoman Jenny Wagnon said Thursday that investigators are working with attorneys for Sgt. Milo Box and Officer Denton Scherman to arrange interviews.
Wagnon says the two officers followed 17-year-old Isaiah Mark Lewis into the home Monday and at least one fired multiple times after a struggle with the teen and a stun gun failed to subdue him.
Vicki Lewis, the teen’s mother, said Wednesday during a press conference broadcast on the Oklahoma City Black Lives Matter Facebook page that she wants more answers about her son’s death.
The mother of an unarmed teenager who was naked when police in Oklahoma fatally shot him says she wants more answers about her son’s death.
Vicki Lewis says the only time she has heard from police in the Oklahoma City suburb of Edmond was when they told her that her 17-year-old child was dead.
Isaiah Mark Lewis died Monday from an unknown number of gunshot wounds.
Edmond police spokeswoman Jenny Wagnon said two officers followed him when he broke into a house. Wagnon says Lewis fought the officers, who deployed a stun gun to subdue him. When that failed, at least one officer fired a handgun
Vicki Lewis said Wednesday during a press conference broadcast on the Oklahoma City Black Lives Matter Facebook page that the truth must come out.
This corrects the spelling of the first name of the mother to Vicki.