Wilmington, DE — On Wednesday police responded to a 9-1-1 call about a man in a wheelchair who was allegedly suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Upon arriving on the scene, police officers immediately escalated the situation and within seconds the man was killed, according to witnesses.
The victim, 28-year-old Jeremy McDole was repeatedly told by police to “show your hands,” but he did not immediately respond. The first officer fired a single shot at him with a shotgun and appeared to strike McDole in the chest.
From what we can see in the video, it does not appear that McDole was pointing a weapon at officers. He was merely moving his hands back and forth when police let loose on him a second time, unleashing a frenzy of gunfire.
According to eye-witnesses and family members on the scene, McDole did not have a weapon. However, in a statement from police, they claimed to have found a .38 caliber pistol by his side after he was killed.