Timestamp8/20/14 15:26
Date Searched6-Oct-13
StateGA - Georgia
Agency NameWaycross Police
Victim NameJack Lamar Roberson
Victim's Age43
Victim's GenderMale
RaceBlack or African American
Hispanic or Latino OriginUnknown
Shots Fired6
Hit or Killed?Killed
Armed or Unarmed?Armed
WeaponGrilling utensils
SummaryPolice are investigating two very different accounts of an officer-involved shooting that ended with the death of a man suffering from diabetes. Police say they were responding to a call of a combative, suicidal man, and arrived at the home to find Jack Lamar Roberson armed with two weapons. They say he charged at them before they opened fire, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Roberson’s fiancé, Alicia Herron, told reporters that the family had called 911 because Roberson was having issues with his diabetes and may have taken too much medication. She says that when police arrived, he came out with his hands up, unarmed, but was shot several times in the chest. According to the newly released incident report, Lieutenant Rowell saw that â€ùRoberson was holding what appeared to be a large grilling fork in one hand and a knife in his other hand in a threatening manner. He said Roberson then lunged toward he and Off. Caswell. Lt. Rowell said they fired their weapons to defend themselves.â€ù
Source Linkhttp://www.crimelibrary.com/blog/2013/10/09/more-details-emerge-in-waycross-case-as-911-call-realeased/index.html
County StateWare GA - Georgia
City StateWaycross GA - Georgia