A 17-year-old boy, Hunter Brittain, was shot by police near Cabot, Arkansas last week in what witnesses and family members are saying was a homicide.
According to his grandmother, a witness who was his passenger, and his employer, Brittain, who is white, got up in the middle of the night to try and fix his truck after being called to report to work at his construction job at 6 AM.
After leaving the auto shop to test drive his vehicle, Brittain was stopped at a traffic light by a Lonoke County Sheriff’s Department deputy.
According to another teenager, who was in the truck during the incident, Brittain’s truck was not coming to a full stop when he pulled over, so he got out and attempted to put a can of motor oil behind the tire to stop it from rolling.
It was then that Sgt. Michael Davis, who has been on the force since 2013, opened fire and killed him.