Timestamp8/20/14 17:53
Date Searched27-Dec-11
StateTX - Texas
Agency NameDallas Police Department
Victim NameCedric Stephens
Victim's Age29
Victim's GenderMale
RaceBlack or African American
Hispanic or Latino OriginNot of Hispanic or Latino origin
Shots Fired5
Hit or Killed?Killed
Armed or Unarmed?Unknown
Weaponiphone? cops say it was a gun, lawsuit says iphone
Summaryhttp://Two years ago today, Cedric Stephens was shot to death by a Dallas police officer in front of a home just a few blocks from Fair Park. Police said at the time that Officer Gregory Ceraso, “fearing for his safety,â€ù opened fire when he saw the 28-year-old Stephens reach for his handgun. But in a federal lawsuit in December 2013 Stephens’ mother Sherry Stephen-Owens maintains that her son wasn’t carrying a gun at all. Says the suit filed by Denton attorney Sam Almasri, Stephens was reaching for an iPhone. (Note: Stephens birthday is 29 on his obit, 28 in all the stories, so I went with the obit.) http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dallasmorningnews/obituary.aspx?n=cedric-stephens&pid=155348601 Also used these accounts: https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150455469498716 http://www.dallasnews.com/incoming/20111227-police-identify-suspect-who-was-shot-by-officer-in-south-dallas.ece
Source Linkhttp://cityhallblog.dallasnews.com/2013/12/city-dallas-police-officer-sued-over-fatal-south-dallas-shooting-in-december-2011.html/
Name of Officer or OfficersOfficer Gregory Ceraso
County State TX - Texas
City StateDallas TX - Texas