Lavon King, 20

Jersey City, New Jersey
June 24, 2014

Agencies: Jersey City Police Department New Jersey | Office of the Attorney General New Jersey

Cause of death: Shooting

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Jersey City, NJ: A pair of Jersey City police officers from the Emergency Services Unit spotted King on Kearney Avenue. One officer chased him while another followed in a police vehicle. King was tracked to an Ege Avenue backyard, where he entered an unlocked shed. As one of the officers entered the shed with his firearm drawn, King allegedly struggled with the officer. At that point, the officer fired one round, striking Lavon in the chest. Witness could hear Lavon say 'Why did you shoot me?' after being shot.

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