On July 31, 2013, Jermaine McBean was walking home with an air rifle he had just purchased from a nearby pawn shop. Unbeknownst to him, at least three people had called 911 to report varying versions of a guy walking around with a shotgun. Why this would be such a big deal, in an Open Carry/Pro gun State, eludes any form of common sense. But in the end a 33-year-old computer engineer lay dead-and yes, IT WAS UNLOADED. Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Peter Peraza (the shooter) wrote in his report that Jermaine McBean ignored orders to drop the weapon & pointed it at them-giving them no choice but to shoot. Additionally, officers claimed that deputies screamed numerous times at McBean to drop his weapon, and that it didn't appear as though anything was obstructing his hearing. investigatiors said that police on the scene reported he wasn't wearing headphones and and said they were found in his pocket and assert that "it was the Jermaine McBean's conduct that is the sole cause of his alleged injuries and damages, if any." Since then however, photos have been released that clearly show earbuds in the deceased man's ears. So are you telling me that someone took the earbuds off of a dead man's ears and stuffed them into his pocket???!!! Oh and Michael Russell McCarthy, who called 911, has confirmed that JERMAINE MCBEAN NEVER POINTED THE AIR RIFLE AT ANYONE-POLICE OR OTHERWISE.
"He [McBean] couldn't have fired that gun from the position he was in. There was no possible way of firing it and at the same time hitting something," McCarthy said. "I kind of blame myself, because if I hadn't called it might not have happened."
Sheriff's Deputy Peter Peraza, and one other officer from the incident would later receive awards for "bravery." Smh. Sheriff Scott Israel now admits that this was an error, but claims that he doesn't know who signed off on the awards-because the paperwork was "accidentally destroyed." McBean had both a bachelor's Degree, and a master's Degree in Science from Pace University. He had NO CRIMINAL RECORD. A federal lawsuit has been filed. Hopefully a criminal charge & ACTUAL CONVICTION will follow soon. Dylann Roof killed nine people, and got Burger King; but WE get shot on sight! #FTP