Published on Aug 23, 2015 by David Vose
“They murdered his ass,” one eyewitness said. “Yes they did,” said another, who was recording the aftermath of the police shooting outside of a Walmart in Maryland. “Shot him right in the face.
“It’s crazy,” the man recording can be heard saying. “Got on his lap and shot him. State Trooper, rookie cop”
In the background, we can hear a woman yelling. “He was unarmed! He was not f*cking armed.”
The woman who apparently knew the man can be heard screaming over and over, as police hold her back. About half way through the video the EMT unit on the scene removes the body of the victim, who has been identified by police as 30-year-old Charles S. Hall, 30. The woman naturally begins shrieking and maintaining that the police murdered this man in cold blood. Maryland State Police spokesman Greg Shipley said that the shooter was Trooper Daryl K. Brackett, a three-year veteran of the force. The man recording the footage apparently knew all about him, when he called him a “rookie.”
The incident occurred just before 9 p.m. Bracket pulled the man over in front of a Walmart and an auto parts store. At one point the officer climbed into the vehicle and apparently mounted the man. “During the struggle, the trooper fired his assigned duty pistol, striking Hall in the upper torso,” Shipley acknowledged.
Tracey Lee and her 12-year-old son, Eric, arrived at Walmart after the fatal shooting, she said.
“I saw all the lights and police and knew something big was happening. I heard three different stories about what happened. I don’t know if any of them are right. All I know is a man is dead and he’s laying in the parking lot, and I feel terrible for his family. It’s a shame,” she said. Maggie Repsher, 19, saw some of the aftermath. “I saw a woman on a stretcher in the parking lot and she was screaming at the cops. She was trying to get up, but she was strapped down.”