A woman who saved her son from being killed by police is making a bold statement by saying that she regrets not calling the police sooner.
In a statement released Tuesday, the mother of three said she is “extremely grateful” that she was able to “pull off” the daring, but also heartbreaking decision.
“It was my son’s last day on earth.
He was trying to run, but the police chased him with a gun and shot him three times,” the statement said.
“My son is lucky that I called him, but it was the police’s fault.”
The woman, who has not been identified, said she “couldn’t believe” she did not call the police, but said she regrets her decision to call 911 when she did.
The woman’s son, who was killed on Jan. 3, 2016, has since been memorialized on the police officers’ Facebook page. “
I would have called him and said he had a bullet lodged in his leg,” the woman said.
The woman’s son, who was killed on Jan. 3, 2016, has since been memorialized on the police officers’ Facebook page.
A video posted on Facebook by the family shows the moment police shot and killed their son, identified as Christopher.
Christopher was shot at least three times during the incident.
Police officers were responding to a 911 call about a man in the area of 9th Avenue and 16th Street near 14th Avenue after a report of shots fired, police said.
Officers responded to the call and found a man, later identified as 26-year-old Christopher Williams, who had been shot in the back of the head.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said they found a gun in the home.
A video that was released to the public on Tuesday showed a bystander holding the gun for several seconds, and police officers shouting at him to drop the gun.