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Cameron Massey, 26
Eufaula, Alabama
October 15, 2013

Agencies: Eufaula Police Department - Alabama

Last updated: 5 months ago

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The Alabama Bureau of Investigation, the investigative division of the Alabama Department of Public Safety, is investigating a Eufaula police-involved shooting at the request of Eufaula Police Capt. Steve Watkins.

Barbour County Coroner Sidney Chapman Jr., says 26-year-old Cameron Massey, was pronounced dead at 5:20 p.m at Medical Center Barbour.

The shooting happened north of Eufaula on Highway 431.

According to Chapman, Massey died from a gunshot wound.

On the day Cameron Massey was laid to rest, a preliminary autopsy report shows the 26-year-old Columbus man died of multiple gunshot wounds during a traffic stop Oct. 15 in Eufaula, Ala.

Barbour County Coroner Chip Chapman said the cause of Massey’s death was multiple gunshots in the report released Wednesday. “It doesn’t say the location or anything like that,” the coroner said.

There are conflicting reports as to whether this was a routine traffic stop or a police chase that led what one witness says was about 25 police cars and even the police chief here.

Josh Kelly was the driver of the Infiniti that hit the back of a white truck.

Minutes later Cameron Massey was dead.

"It's just like you kill an animal and you pull off, and it's over with. Nobody has called me, nobody talked to me at the hospital. I don't know who shot him. What transpired up until that happened?" Massey says.

Massey's mother learned that her son had been killed from friends and neighbors hours after his death. Today she wants to know why she isn't getting any answers and why she still hasn't been able to see her son.

"The cops get away with a lot of stuff, and it's a cover up. But when they stopped the (dashboard) camera should have been rolling in the car, and if it was a shoot out then he should have residue on his hand. I want to see all this stuff that they say that they have," Massey says.

Massey says her son didn't own a weapon. Minutes before Massey was killed he made a panicked phone call to a family friend asking for the mayor's number.
 
"Whatever went down, whatever he saw, it must have frightened him because he called and wanted to know the mayor's number. Cameron called the Mayor of Eufaula. That's the last thing I know he did," John Jackson says.

"I want justice done, and the one who shot him I want him brought before a judge and a jury. I want them prosecuted to the fullest, and I'm not going to rest until it happens," Massey says.

You can’t justify lethal force if you have no facts that you were in danger. Mario Williams, lawyer for the Massey family

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