Last updated: about 2 months ago
22 year-old Woodrow Player was shot and killed during a traffic stop by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Officers who claimed that he had a gun.
The police initially claimed that they got a call about a man with a gun and pulled Woodrow Player III over in his car as he drove down the street in the vicinity of the 11200 block of Berendo Avenue in unincorporated Athens, Los Angeles County. The police claim that he then ran from them, twice turning to point a handgun at them and so they fired at him in self defense; killing him.
According to witnesses, not only was he shot in the back as he ran, he was shot seven or eight times in the back. Witnesses also dispute the claim that police had pulled him over as he drove down the street. According to witnesses his vehicle was parked at a liquor store when the police approached him. Which sounds more plausible, if one were a criminal illegally transporting a firearm it would make more sense to toss the evidence from his vehicle. What gun? I’ve never seen that gun before? Where did you find it? Not in my car! Not on me!